I began as a commissioning editor for the Echo imprint. I acquired, developed, and project-managed award-wining, globally published and bestselling novels, and also some works of nonfiction. In 2018, Echo became an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, most closely aligned with Zaffre, the UK's adult fiction publishing imprint, with sales and distribution in Australia through Allen and Unwin.
Promoted from commissioning editor to publisher, I continued to build Echo's list of adult fiction and narrative nonfiction: compelling stories, strong characters, memorable themes and predominantly Australian voices, with new opportunities to take these books and authors to the world stage.
Books I published in my five years at Echo/Bonnier Books UK include multi-award-winners, books sold into multiple territories, global international number one bestsellers, and a 'landmark' trans YA work.
ONE OF THE YEAR'S 10 BEST MYSTERY NOVELS — PUBLISHERS WEEKLYThe acclaimed debut thriller from Australia's most exciting new crimewriting talent.Finalist for the CWA (Crime Writers' Association) Gold Dagger and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger AwardsThe 2nd Caleb Zelic title, AND FIRE CAME DOWN, will be published October, 2018, and the author is already writing a 3rd installment.Caleb Zelic can'... read more
#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 International BestsellerThis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior exis... read more
How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelgänger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she’s actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects ... read more
Spine-chilling horror in the vein of Joe Hill. After moving into a new house, journalist Harry Hendrick wakes up with tattoos that aren't his...When washed-up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes one morning with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out. But soon more tattoos appear: grisly, violent images which come accompanied by horrific nightmare... read more
A fierce and heart-breaking historical debut, perfect for fans of The Light Between Oceans and based on the incredible true story of convict Mary Bryant.Highway robberConvictRunawayMotherJenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the Devon forest, she becomes a successful highway woman - until her luck runs out.Transported to Australia, pregnant and alone, Jenny must fa... read more
Who will you rely on in the zombie apocalypse?*Bodies on the TV, explosions, barriers, and people fleeing. No access to social media. And a dad who’ll suddenly bite your head off – literally. These teens have to learn a new resilience…Members of a band wield weapons instead of instruments.A pair of siblings find there’s only so much you can joke about, when the menace is this strong.And a coup... read more
From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes a new novel based on a riveting true story of love and resilience. Her beauty saved her ― and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other wome... read more
Gary Kemble's second horror novel. Journalist Harry Hendrick investigates rumours of supernatural visions and demonic control reaching high into political society.Investigating sordid political corruption, journalist Harry Hendrick grows uneasy when he hears rumours of a chilling figure behind it. Mistress Hel plies her dark arts from a luxurious suburban lair, motivated by a desire for reveng... read more
“Stunning, speculative novel, equal parts entertaining and moving, and one of the first books I’ve encountered with truly autonomous female characters.” --Angela Meyer, author and editor Jonathon Bridge has a corner office in a top-tier law firm, tailored suits and an impeccable pedigree. He has a fascinating wife, Adalia, a child on the way, and a string of pretty young interns as lovers on t... read more
In this anthology, our editor, Angela Meyer, pays tribute to the undeniable cultural influence that American TV programs such as Twilight Zone and Outer Limits have had on our lives "down under." "These TV dramas," Meyer says, "were often metaphors for equality, justice, the nuclear threat and more. Though they were just as often pure, spooky fun." Meyer has selected short stories and microfic... read more
Yearning for her former life as an archaeologist, Australian librarian Dr Elizabeth Pimms is struggling with a job she doesn’t want, a family she both loves and resents, and enforced separation from her boyfriend.A royal Olmec cemetery is discovered deep in the Mexican jungle, containing the earliest writing in all the Americas. Dr Pimms is elated to join the team investigating these Aztec anc... read more
There are imaginary lovers, unattainable lovers, star-crossed lovers and predestined lovers. There is straight love, same sex love and some very curious love. And Love’s attendants—cupid, lust, obsession, and betrayal—dance through this volume that contributes to the growing tradition of Australian love.This brand new collection from Inkerman & Blunt is a beautiful companion to Australian Love... read more
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I am a novelist and editor, literary consultant and writing coach who specialises in assessing and editing fiction and mentoring authors.
An editor with seven years of experience who has worked on projects from Amazon Publishing, National Geographic, Disney, and more.