A One Direction fan has bagged herself a publishing contract from Penguin books, after their Senior Fiction Editor spotted her 1D fan-fic on movellas.com.
Lindsey Heaven came across 16 year-old Emily Baker’s story – which was the most popular fiction on the site and had over 30,000 Directioners asking her to write more - and thought it would be a perfect fit for the publishing house.
“Penguin had been looking to commission a writer to pen a romantic YA fictional novel that tapped into the current obsession with boy bands,” said an official statement.
“Emily proved to be just the right kind of new talent to write such a novel with powerful emotion and authority and world rights were duly acquired from movellas.com”
Emily – clearly – seems pretty over the quaff-shaped moon. “ 'I wrote my original novel on Movellas at the time that I was taking my GCSEs, so I had to balance my studies with writing. It was hard work, but it all paid off when everybody on Movellas was so supportive of what I was doing, which just urged me to continue writing chapter after chapter. That book then inspired me to write ‘Loving the Band’.
"I am very excited to be published by Penguin and it also helps that everyone there is so lovely!"
Loving the Band will publish in ebook on 1st November and tells the tale of what happens when you meet the boy band of every girl’s dream - and not one but two of them fall for you.
We wonder which two... will she be the egg-mayo in a Ziam sandwich? Let's watch this tender moment between Louis and Liam while we mull it over...