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
It's easy to talk to these women, tell them my deepest secrets. Look where we are. What else do we have to hide?When nineteen-year-old Mia is fired from her job at an insurance company, she makes the choice to answer an ad in the newspaper. The ad says: 'Erotic Massage. Good Money. No Sex.'Mia takes to her new job with recklessness, aplomb and good humour. Over the next few years, as she works... read more
What would make a champion kickboxer and loving husband and father turn to ice?Simon Fenech, a successful sportsman and committed family man, tried crystal meth for the first time after a traumatic work accident. He was instantly hooked. Soon, he was dealing to support a $1000-a-day addiction.What followed was a story straight from the plot of Breaking Bad...Simon was shot by underworld hitmen... read more
What does it take to find courage in the midst of deprivation and devastation? Why are some people able to continue living with purpose, even when faced with loss and despair? How does our community turn challenge into triumph? And what can we learn from the exceptional women in our midst who have done just that?It might feel like we are living in unprecedented times but ours is not the first ... read more
Gangs of London meets Kimberley Chambers in this gripping thriller of betrayal and survival in a world where one mistake could cost you everything. YOU THINK YOU'RE FREE, BUT THEY'LL NEVER LET YOU LEAVE . . . Twenty years ago, Jon Kavanagh worked for a crime syndicate. Then one night he made a mistake.He left a witness at a crime scene. Alive. Now, he is haunted by the memories of that young g... read more
ENTER THE SPIRAL.FIND THE TRUTH.The utterly original and brilliantly compelling new thriller by twice Ned Kelly Award shortlisted author Iain Ryan._______________________Erma Bridges' life is far from perfect, but entirely ordinary. So when she is shot twice in a targetted attack by a colleague, her quiet existence is shattered in an instant.With her would-be murderer dead, no one can give Erm... read more
November, 1930. One sunny Saturday afternoon, 12-year-old Mena Griffiths was playing in the park when she was lured away by an unknown man. Hours later, her strangled body was found, mouth gagged and hands crossed over her chest, in an abandoned house. Only months later, another girl was murdered; the similarities between the cases undeniable. Crime in Melbourne had taken a shocking new turn: ... read more
'Australian crime fiction has just found an exciting new voice.' Marie Claire On the evening of September 22, 1998, three teenage girls venture out for a night of mischief in the coastal town of Blairgowrie. But only two return . . . For over twenty years the disappearance of fifteen-year-old Cecilia May remains a baffling cold case - until human bones are discovered on an isolated beach. Now ... read more
From a victim of the 'stolen generations' comes a remarkable memoir of abuse, survival - and ultimately hope.Born in country NSW in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her Aboriginal mother. Raised in the era of the White Australia policy, Dianne grows up believing her adoptive Irish mother, Val, is her birth mother. Val promises Dianne that one day they will take a trip and she w... read more
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