Atria Books Signs International Bestselling Author Lorna Byrne For Book On Angels

May 01, 2012, 13:47 ET from Atria Books

NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atria Books has acquired the rights to the No. 1 London Sunday Times bestselling author Lorna Byrne's A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM THE ANGELS and will publish the book this fall.  Born in Ireland, Lorna has been seeing angels physically -- just as she would a person -- her entire life and kept quiet about it until 2008 when she released her memoir Angels in My Hair.  That book became a word-of-mouth international bestseller, translated into 26 languages and sold in more than 50 countries. People from all faiths have been comforted by her message of hope.

In this follow-up, Lorna gives her more than one million readers the comfort of knowing that they have guardian angels as they face the daily challenges of today's world.  Each chapter is themed to provide hope in relation to a specific issue - loneliness, feeling unloved, being depressed, too busy or financially challenged.

"I have been eager to be Lorna's American publisher since reading her memoir. And I am thrilled that I will now be able to bring her message of hope to the public," says Judith Curr, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Atria Books.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lorna has been extensively featured in media including The Times, The Telegraph, Die Welt, The Economist,The BBC (TV and Radio), RTE (TV and Radio) and she speaks to packed out events all over the world.  For more information:

The deal, for North American Rights in English and Spanish including audio, was negotiated by Executive Vice President and Publisher of Atria Books Judith Curr and Atria editor Amy Tannenbaum.

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