Screenwriter and novelist
Senta Rich is originally from South London but now lives in Dublin with her husband and son. After studying Philosophy at Liverpool University she started her professional life as an advertising copywriter also writing screeplays, radio plays and magazine articles in her spare time. She made the jump to professional screenwriter in 2009 and has busy ever since writing for Film and TV. She is currently working on her second novel and has an original feature screenplay Drift in development with Screen Ireland.
Hotel 21, her debut novel about a Kleptomaniac hotel cleaner whose life is turned upside down when she starts working in the five-star Magnolia hotel in London, has been acquired by Bloomsbury in pre-empt in a two-book deal.
Publishing in spring 2023 publishing director Emma Herdman acquired world and audio rights.
Emma said of the novel: "Hotel 21 has the stellar mixture of page-turning plot, beautifully crafted sentences, and vivid characters you feel that you know in real life. Genuinely warm books are such a joy, and Noelle and her colleagues lifted my spirits. I wanted to share their story with my colleagues as soon as I’d turned the last page, and we are all so excited to be trusted to bring Senta’s work to readers."