In my role as Senior Commissioning Editor, I help shape the picture book list at Walker Books — discovering and nurturing new and established writing and illustration talent and commissioning, creating and editing front list titles.
I have an excellent sense of the picture book market in the UK and, working on such an internationally focused list, means that I also have a keen sense of what will fare well in co-edition markets and in the US.
I have worked at Walker Books for almost the years now, working my way up from an editorial assistant role being mentored by some of the most experienced and well-respected creative editors in the industry. Under their tutelage, I have come into my own as an editor and have established my own stable of very commercially successful authors and illustrators — both in the UK and internationally — including Sean Taylor, Timothy Knapman, Michelle Robinson, Jean Jullien, Emily Hughes, Polly Dunbar and Jarvis.
I have strong, lasting creative relationships with well-established authors but also particularly love to develop new authorial voices in my role.
I worked full time on Hodder's eBook Programme where I undertook the following tasks:
• Proofreading eBooks on screen
• Checking corrections
• Liaising with Production houses to get further files
• Uploading finished titles to Overdrive (the company who host the Epub files).
Meet Alan, an alligator with a secret. Famed for his big, scary teeth, he sneaks into the jungle every day to scare the jungle animals ..."I'm big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth!" But after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to run a warm mud bath and take out his false teeth, which nobody knows about! That is, until his teeth go missing. What will Alan do now? Scari... read more
From masterful storyteller Sean Taylor and exciting, celebrated graphic artist Jean Jullien, comes the laugh-out-loud tale of Hoot Owl. Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl - oh no! - he's a master of disguise! And he will use his expert camouflage powers to trick his unsuspecting prey into succumbing to him! Tiny animals of the night ...beware! But, somehow, Hoot Owl's prey keeps escaping...Hmmm, perh... read more
From the iconic creator of Whatever, William Bee, comes a brand new series and the ultimate search-and-find story book experience. Meet Migloo - everyone's favourite dog - and follow him on his adventures through Sunnytown as he follows his nose for delicious treats, meets all his friends along the way and even saves the day! Jam-packed town scenes illustrate the adventures of Sunnytown's resi... read more
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Editor specializing in fiction & nonfiction for children 4-12, including easy readers, early chapter books, and picture books.
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