In 2018 I judged, edited and published the Bookseller's first ever short story competition. The five winning finalists were then launched onto the Pigeonhole. The winner of the competition was interviewed by me on a panel with Aki Schilz (The Literary Consultancy), Natasha Bardon (Harper Voyager) and Anwen Hoosen (The Bird Literary Agency) at the FutureBook Conference. The winner is currently writing his second novel and has already been offered representation on the back of this win.
I have spent the past five years building the number one social reading platform in Britain. We have honed the tech, built a team and serialised over one hundred books through the platform, including novels by Sophie Kinsella, Jeffrey Archer and Susan Lewis, as well as the Caine and Wellcome Prize shortlists. Our job is to build an online presence for all of our books, while acting as a soap box for authors to discuss their ideas through the pages of their book.
- Negotiated and constructed contracts contracts
- Read and edited manuscripts in preparation for submission to publishers
- Offered structured reading reports
- Worked on a list of over fifty authors
ASSISTANT EDITOR at Arrow, Windmill & Hammer Horror
- Commissioned and acquired titles for both the commercial and horror imprints, including Tim Lebbon
- Created a YA crossover list within Arrow with six acquisitions in six months.
- Commissioned established authors for the Hammer novella scheme
- Contracts negotiations
- Oversaw the Hammer straight-to-digital list
- Agent negotiations
- Cover briefing
- Copyedit and proofread checks
- Structural editing
- Author care
- Creation of AIs and initial marketing plans
- Biblio management
Calumny Spinks has plans. He wants to learn to read and write. He wants to run away to London. He wants to be a man with a craft, a Master Spinks. But it is 1688, England is tearing itself apart in a religious battle that is soon to topple the king, and his father has a secret. A secret that is sure to ruin them all...
When Jasmine's crappy relationship with a crappy man falls apart, she goes on an adventure – to Tel Aviv. There she embarks on a passionate, life-changing journey under the firm guidance of Jasmine's indomitable grandmother, Shulla.
When handsome house-husband Paul Marston realises Daddy day-care is not all it's cracked up to be, his thoughts turn to infidelity. But in attempting to extricate himself from a life of domestic drudgery, he gets dangerously out of depth with the local gangsters. This dark comedy thriller flips the lid on the middle-class dream and will keep you gripped to the final page.
Title: Coldbrook <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Tim Lebbon <>Publisher: Ebury Press
From Book 1: AN IMMORTAL LOVE STORYHave you ever loved someone so much that you'd do anything for them? When Dr Luke Findley turns up to his hospital shift in the small town of St Andrews, Maine, he's expecting just another evening of minor injuries and domestic disputes. But instead, Lanore McIlvrae walks into his life - and changes it forever. For Lanny is a woman with a past...Lanny McIlvra... read more
A REVOLUTION IS COMING And it is my doing. My fault. It is 1848 and Inspector Sebastian Duval is working undercover in the slums of Paris among secret societies and rebels. But when a local prostitute is brutally murdered on his doorstep, he can’t let it alone. Soon, however, he is embroiled in a seedy underbelly of corrupt police officials and sadistic nobility – there is no longer a side to ... read more
When journalists Gemma Masterton and David Levy start investigating their colleague's untimely death, they uncover a world of sex, violence and murder. As events spiral out of control, the two reporters realise they're in over their heads. Their main question now is whether they can survive long enough to find and expose the killer before the killer finds them.
The best-selling fantasy romance series from Hungary, now in English for the first time! When angel Sophiel is instructed to head down from Heaven to save the souls of the dead on Earth, she finds herself at the centre of a war with the dark angels. Stripped of her celestial form and mortally wounded Sophiel comes face to face with Elijah, the angel of fire, and is in grave danger … until Elij... read more
They say never meet your heroes, but never has it been said so well as this. Starstruck is a novel in ten parts starring David Beckham, Björk, Tony Blair, George Bush Sr., Sarah Ferguson, Michael Jackson, Prince Harry, Steve Jobs, Freddie Mercury and Mike Tyson. Fantasy and reality collide in this oftentimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, but every time brilliant series of anarchic meetings wi... read more
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Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan
Editor specialising in literary and speculative fiction. Founder of award-winning publisher Influx Press. Former editor at Titan Books.