Penguin Random House to publish Ferne McCann's Cross My Heart

Penguin Random House today announced a deal for the autobiography of TV personality Ferne McCann. The deal was struck by Ajda Vucicevic on behalf of Century, buying world rights from Leisa Maloney at FirePR and Management with Carly Cook as publishing consultant and ghost writer.

Ferne McCann is a TV personality and presenter, style icon and influencer. Since arriving on our screens in The Only Way is Essex in its ninth series in 2013, Ferne has become one of the stand-out cast members and is widely highly regarded for her style and inimitable personality. After gaining the nation’s heart during her stint on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Ferne became the showbiz reporter for This Morning in January. Ferne has one of the UK’s most popular fashion & food blogs on – the site attracts over 1.2 million visits per month. She is one of the most popular UK celebrities on Snapchat and has been the face of numerous brand and endorsement deals. She is the girl who loves a challenge - anything from scaling Machu Picchu to recently taking up the task of learning to drive a bus with Stagecoach, passing with flying colours!

In Cross My Heart, Ferne tells her own story in her own words. She lifts the lid on love and heartbreak, the ups and downs behind the scenes of ITV's much loved reality TV show, TOWIE, and what really went on in the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here jungle, the show that was the best thing that ever happened to her. Cross My Heart promises to be candid, moving and, above all, a story told with Ferne's characteristic wit and honesty.

Century editor, Ajda Vucicevic said: “Ferne is such a strong, inspiring woman and I am so proud that we’re publishing her story. Cross My Heart is the book her fans have been dying to read, and will show everyone the real Ferne; 100% genuine, honest and most of all super fun.”
Ferne said: “I am so thrilled and excited that I've been given the opportunity to publish my autobiography. I have had a roller coaster of a ride since joining TOWIE in 2013, including making the final of I'm a Celebrity, which was truly an experience of a lifetime. So much has been written about me and I'm very grateful to have been given the chance to tell my story in my own words. This book is from the heart and 100% me. I can't wait to share it.”

The book will be published in hardback and as an eBook on May 19th 2016 by Century and will be published in paperback in 2017.

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