Anne Glenn

Anne Glenn - Designer

Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK

Experienced Art Director having worked in 2 major Publishing houses, including Penguin, now freelance designing Adult and Children's books

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I was Art Director at Macmillan Books for 17 extraordinary years, overseeing a team of 20 designers and was proud enough to be part of the success of so many of todays prestigious illustrators and authors including the phenomena that is Axel Schefler and Julia Donaldson's The Gruffallo. As well as exciting concept initiatives such as the million selling Buddy Buggies series and Fiction success the Princess Diaries. I have extensive experience of commissioning high profile globally successful illustrators like Chris Riddell, Tony Ross and Jill Murphy and work with many of the best loved children’s authors Frank Cotterell-Boyce, Meg Cabot and Judy Blume. Working previously at Penguin books, where I worked on Adults and Children's books, I was lucky enough to work with Quentin Blake and Roald Dahl and Alan Ahlberg. I have also been privileged enough to sit on the judging panel of the Macmillan Prize for many years, where we discovered such award-winning talent as Emily Gravitt, Rebecca Patterson and Joel Stewart.

Now as an established freelancer, I can provide extensive experience and a passion for book publishing and a sensibility for both literary and commercial books. Specialising in cover, brochure, poster design and all Sales and Marketing promo material, I can generate fresh, exciting, ongoing creative ideas in an increasingly competitive and complex environment. I have a thorough understanding of the aesthetic, content, and format strengths with the experience of handling the demands of a well-established consumer-focused publishing business. I work effectively with creative, marketing, sales, and other professionals across all levels of your organisation and balance creative integrity with business integrity and pride myself as a good communicator, informal and fun to work with.
Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Children's
Middle Grade
Romance
Paranormal Romance

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
March, 2013 – Present (over 6 years)

Freelance book designer working on Children's and Adult covers and all marketing and promotional material for Harper Collins, Quarto Books, Bello, Macmillan Books

Art Director

Pan Macmillan Books
March, 1997 – November, 2013 (over 16 years)

Art Director across the imprints of Macmillan, Kingfisher, Macmillan Children’s Books and Campbell Books. Overseeing 20 designers. Designing for the most prestigious international authors and illustrators.

Deputy Art Director

Penguin Books
March, 1992 – January, 1997 (almost 5 years)

Deputy Art Director across all imprints, working with prestigious authors and illustrators like Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake and Alan Ahlberg amounts a few.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

One Man's Meat: The Year of Short Stories

Jeffrey Archer

One Man's Meat is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer’s magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.Taken from Jeffrey Archer's third collection of short stories, Twelve Red Herrings, comes One Man's Meat, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.When Michael Whitaker spots the stunning Anna Townsen... read more

One Man's Meat is part of The Year of Short Stories and is one of several digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer’s magnificent seventh collection, Tell Tale.Taken from Jeffrey Archer's third collection of short stories, Twelve Red Herrings, comes One Man's Meat, an irresistible, witty and ingenious short read.When Michael Whitaker spots the stunning Anna Townsen... read more

Nowhere Safe (August and September Rafferty Book 3)

Nancy Bush

She senses their twisted desires before she meets them. It's as if fate is helping her stop these monsters from preying on others the way she was preyed upon. And after she has delivered brutal justice, she'll let the whole world see their guilt."I must pay for what I've done." The first victim-naked, bound, frozen to death-wore the note strung around his neck. Now there's another note-this on... read more

She senses their twisted desires before she meets them. It's as if fate is helping her stop these monsters from preying on others the way she was preyed upon. And after she has delivered brutal justice, she'll let the whole world see their guilt."I must pay for what I've done." The first victim-naked, bound, frozen to death-wore the note strung around his neck. Now there's another note-this on... read more

A Running Duck

Paula Gosling

Clare Randell has a problem with her boyfriend and a lazy San Francisco Sunday to think it over. That’s the Sunday she helps a passing stranger pick up the papers he’s dropped from his briefcase.From then on Clare’s problems get bigger and more dangerous. Someone puts a hole in her arm with a silenced gun in a crowded street. Is it the same someone who put the bomb in her apartment? The cop as... read more

Clare Randell has a problem with her boyfriend and a lazy San Francisco Sunday to think it over. That’s the Sunday she helps a passing stranger pick up the papers he’s dropped from his briefcase.From then on Clare’s problems get bigger and more dangerous. Someone puts a hole in her arm with a silenced gun in a crowded street. Is it the same someone who put the bomb in her apartment? The cop as... read more

Someone in the House

Barbara Michaels

An imposing stately home, Grayhaven Manor has been transported stone by stone from England to the isolated hills of Pennsylvania. An ideal summer retreat, the house calls to Anne and Kevin – it’s the perfect quiet spot to finally write the book they’ve been planning together. But they are not alone . . .There are distractions in the halls and shadows, luring them from their work. Something liv... read more

An imposing stately home, Grayhaven Manor has been transported stone by stone from England to the isolated hills of Pennsylvania. An ideal summer retreat, the house calls to Anne and Kevin – it’s the perfect quiet spot to finally write the book they’ve been planning together. But they are not alone . . .There are distractions in the halls and shadows, luring them from their work. Something liv... read more

Vendetta (Sisterhood series Book 3)

Fern Michaels

'A darkly wicked thriller of revenge . . . a page turner' Parkersburg News & SentinelThe third in the bestselling Sisterhood series, Fern Michaels’ Vendetta continues the story of seven unlikely women bound by their unbreakable friendships, their dark pasts and their desire for revenge.It’s finally time for Myra Rutledge, the woman who brought the Sisterhood together, to get her sweet revenge ... read more

'A darkly wicked thriller of revenge . . . a page turner' Parkersburg News & SentinelThe third in the bestselling Sisterhood series, Fern Michaels’ Vendetta continues the story of seven unlikely women bound by their unbreakable friendships, their dark pasts and their desire for revenge.It’s finally time for Myra Rutledge, the woman who brought the Sisterhood together, to get her sweet revenge ... read more

The Clockwork Crow

Catherine Fisher

A magical story of snow and stars by Catherine Fisher. The Clockwork Crow is a mysterious gothic Christmas tale set in a frost-bound Victorian country mansion. When orphaned Seren Rees is given a mysterious package by a strange and frightened man on her way to her new home, she reluctantly takes it with her. But what is in the parcel? Who are the Family who must not be spoken of, and can the C... read more

A magical story of snow and stars by Catherine Fisher. The Clockwork Crow is a mysterious gothic Christmas tale set in a frost-bound Victorian country mansion. When orphaned Seren Rees is given a mysterious package by a strange and frightened man on her way to her new home, she reluctantly takes it with her. But what is in the parcel? Who are the Family who must not be spoken of, and can the C... read more

Three Strikes

Kat Ellis, Rhian Ivory Lucy Christopher

The House of New Beginnings

Lucy Diamond

Number 11, Princes Square, looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase, and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city's history, but it's also a place of brand new beginnings. Georgie has followed her childhood sweetheart to Brighton but is determined to carve out a career for herself ... read more

Number 11, Princes Square, looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase, and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city's history, but it's also a place of brand new beginnings. Georgie has followed her childhood sweetheart to Brighton but is determined to carve out a career for herself ... read more

Behind Closed Doors

Miriam Halahmy (author)

Record of Sin

Jill McGown

From the bestselling author of The Inspector Lloyd and Sergeant Hill Series...Alan Blake's dead body is discovered at the bottom of a quarry. Above him, a group of people gather in the gloom near his abandoned Mercedes. They're all people whose lives he has touched, but only one of them knows that they're free at last from his blackmailing and bullying now. Or are they? It seems that from the ... read more

From the bestselling author of The Inspector Lloyd and Sergeant Hill Series...Alan Blake's dead body is discovered at the bottom of a quarry. Above him, a group of people gather in the gloom near his abandoned Mercedes. They're all people whose lives he has touched, but only one of them knows that they're free at last from his blackmailing and bullying now. Or are they? It seems that from the ... read more

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Jan Carr
I'm so pleased with Anne's cover for my book! She used my initial idea and made it so much better. She gave me lots of variations on a theme to choose from and a few others besides! The book will not look out of place with the traditionally published and I feel I can sell my story now. Hiring Anne has given me the confidence to do this. I only hope my story lives up to the promise of the cover.

Jan Carr, August 2019

Anne Glenn
That is so kind Jan, I wish you the very best of luck, not that you need it, as your book is sure to be successful!

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