Freelance publicist and project manager with more than 20 years’ experience in the book publishing industry, specialising in high profile book launches and campaigns, major awards, and key events. I have over 5 years consultancy experience , after 6 years as an Account Director with leading PR company Midas Public Relations, and 12 years as Publicity Manager with Reed Publishing.
My clients include The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award (since 2006), Harvard Business Review Press and Perseus Books. I've previously worked with the Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature, and the Galaxy British Book Awards.
My book Favourite New Zealand Jokes About Australians, published by Penguin NZ, is enjoyed just as much by the Aussies as the Kiwis!
The Australian cartoonist Stanley Cross once said: 'To create a joke, you first have to have a good laugh and then think backwards.' He must have been talking about Australians when he said this. This highly dangerous book could permanently damage trans-Tasman relations, but let's face it, who really cares? A healthy contempt is the main feature of the New Zealand-Australia relationship, and n... read more
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I am an award winning publicist with a decade of experience managing debut and high-profile book campaigns - both fiction and non-fiction.
Building platforms of authors. Projects must be commercially viable for mainstream audiences both fiction and NF.