“I have always admired Karen’s editorial instincts. Her eye for the ingredients of a good story is second to none.”
— Claire Wilson, literary agent, Rogers, Coleridge & White
"Karen is a delight to work with and her expert eye was critical in my transition to writing for teens.”
— Alex Wheatle, author of Carnegie-longlisted Liccle Bit
With 25 years' experience of children's publishing and Intellectual Property, I have commissioned some of the most successful series including Beast Quest and Frankie's Magic Football. My strengths lie in creative collaboration, managing teams and working closely with authors and editors to create strong, commercial stories or whole series.
I have significant experience feeding back to authors on their manuscripts and mentoring them. I have also worked with licence owners and publishers to develop series concepts.
I aim to help content generators with their stories and concepts. I work with authors, agents, publishers and licence holders and speak regularly at university courses and industry events. Listen to my podcast interview on The Bestseller Experiment to learn much more!
I joined Little, Brown UK to launch a children's imprint, LBYR. I managed a list of approx. 50 titles a year and commissioned a range of fiction and non fiction, including Carnegie long listed novels, Liccle, Bit, This Is Not A Love Story and Joe All Alone, and successful commercial series such as Frankie's Magic Football with celebrity author, Frank Lampard.
Working Partners is a London and New York-based book packager of internationally successful commercial children's series fiction. I commissioned and managing lead series, including Beast Quest (worldwide sales in excess of 10 million), Survivors (winner of starred Kirkus reviews), My Sister The Vampire and Sea Quest. This role gave me extensive experience of developing Intellectual Property and managing a team of editors.
Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined! While on holiday at a summer camp, Frankie, Charlie, Louise and Max the dog are transported to a prehistoric land of dinosaurs. Can they reunite a baby pterodactyl with its mum, and avoid being eaten by a hungry T-Rex? The ... read more
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I help authors and publishers (Macmillan Learning, Disney, Walter Foster Jr.) improve their writing and deliver their best work.
Specialist nonfiction editor with 30+ years experience. I've worked on everything from gardening to fashion and children's education.