2015 brings a new book deal for best-selling Black Country author Miranda Dickinson.

The romantic novelist has just toasted the success of her sixth-bestseller, I'll Take New York, which sold more than 10,000 copies in its first week of release in December and made it to number 11 on the Sunday Times bestsellers list after just ten days.

Still sometimes finding it hard to believe she's a top published author with fans across the globe - Miranda, who has sold around 750,000 copies of her books, says she "wouldn't be writing today" if she hadn't been snapped up by publishing executives from Avon (part of HarperCollins) after they saw potential in her scribblings on Authonomy.com - a site for unsigned writers.

But - after six years with the popular publishing firm - the 41-year-old author, who is now married and enjoying her first year as a busy mum, is looking forward to more exciting times ahead after signing a three-book six-figure deal with publishing giant Pan Macmillan.

She's already written her first draft of her brand new novel, A Parcel for Anna Browne, which will be set in a national newspaper office and which is another romantic read but with a touch of suspense thrown in.

Miranda, who grew up in Kingswinford and now lives in Lower Gornal, said: "It's a bit more contemplative and it's going to be a longer book.

"I wanted to write something with a mystery at the centre of it.

"I had the idea a couple of years ago.

"The main character works for a big national tabloid and starts receiving mystery parcels all wrapped exactly the same - and inside is a series of amazing gifts that change how she sees herself.

"There's a romance in there as well and comedy characters and lots of crazy stuff that happens. There's as much scandal and gossip going on within the walls of the newspaper as the pages of the paper."

The book is set for release in mid September.

In the meantime, Miranda fans can get their hands on her latest read and previous five bestsellers at all major High Street and online book outlets.

For more news on the author or to check out some of her short stories go to http://miranda-dickinson.com/