We’re delighted to announce that Cahill Davis Publishing has signed a deal with Ellie White for World English rights for her Wearside Story series.

Cassandra Davis of Cahill Davis Publishing said, “I loved the first book in the series and couldn’t wait to read more. CDP is excited to get all four books in the series and help them reach an even wider audience. ”

Ellie said, “I’m so excited to sign with Cahill Davis. It feels like I’m joining a family. I can’t wait to get to work with Cassandra and the team. Cahill Davis has been a publisher I’ve admired for a while now, I feel incredibly lucky to work with them going forward. I’m looking forward to introducing the world to the North East of England. I’m so passionate about where I come from and our heritage and culture on Wearside. That’s why it was important to me to join a publisher whose core values match mine.”

Ellie White was born and raised in Sunderland and is a proud Mackem! She lives in Houghton-Le-Spring with her husband and two young children. She supports Sunderland AFC and is a lover of chocolate, rom-coms, musicals and Formula One.

More about Playing for Her, Book 1 in the Wearside Story series:

A tragic injury forces footballing legend Molly Davison into early retirement. Football is her life and now that she can’t play anymore, she embarks on a new path as a coach for Wearside FC.

Captain of the team, Jordan Robinson, is preparing to hang up his boots at the end of the season and after being in the game his entire life, he’s having an existential crisis. Not to mention the only woman he’s ever had feelings for is back on Wearside, worse still, she’s officially off limits.

Molly is Jordan’s new coach, she’s building a reputation for herself in the men’s game and paving the way for women just like her. Staying away from the team captain should be a no brainer but when their chemistry sizzles on and off the pitch, it’s easier said than done.

A romance that was once so easy has new challenges as the pair try to navigate their budding relationship through the world of men’s professional football. Will their love risk the reputation Molly has worked so hard to build or can they finally have their happy ever after a second time around?

More about Playing for Real – A best friends to lovers, fake dating romance, Book 2 in the Wearside Story series:

Aaron Milburn is one scandal away from losing out on the newly vacated captaincy at Wearside FC.

The captain of the women’s team, Brooke Davison, is done with feeling like a side character in her own story.

When Aaron needs a little help with his ruined reputation, his long-time best friend agrees to be his fake girlfriend. Although, the couple soon learn it’s hard to fake it with someone you’ve belonged to since childhood.

Book one in the four book series will be published on 7th February 2025, in both paperback and ebook formats, with the other three books in the series coming out one month apart. In the meantime you can connect with Ellie on Instagram here.