I am the Editor and Director of Dead Ink Books, an independent literary publisher. My skills cover the entire publishing process from editorial and production to marketing. My career has focussed on developing literary fiction from new and emerging authors. I'm particularly interested in fiction that dares to look at the world in a new way or tells a story with an original voice.
I am experienced in working with authors early on in their careers and developing their writing into confident and professional work.
Producing regular publishing and writing events on behalf of the Society of Young Publishers and promoting those events within the region. Advising and assisting young publishers in their careers.
I currently run literary fiction publisher, Dead Ink Books. In my role I commission titles and work closely with authors to develop their careers and their work. The primary focus of the press is exciting literary talent that defies straightforward categorisation. In particular we work with new and emerging authors who are beginning to find their voice and establish themselves in the industry.
As an Editor, I supportively work with authors on narrative, structure, character, tone and style to produce well written books that they are proud of. Work that transcends, merges or abandons genre and is unafraid to be bold and experimental is what I have focussed on developing and where my current strengths lie as an Editor.
Established the online literary journal, The Night Light, and acted as Editor commissioning titles from new and emerging authors and preparing them for publication.
Neriste and Donna both work at the notorious Cedar Hospital Heathley, a secure psychiatric unit that is understaffed and underfunded – a place where doors are kept locked, where the staff carry panic alarms, and where even a pen has to be treated as a weapon As both women struggle with their lives inside and outside the hospital they are drawn to Nathan Rivers, a patient who committed a terrib... read more
"Controller is both fierce and fearless. It is a compelling, unblinking journey into the dark." Stephen MayHow far would you go to satisfy your desires? Sex and punishment, art and exploitation, Controller is the debut novella from one of the UK’s finest young writers.A young traveller finds herself in Northern Spain, working as an artist’s model. As her relationship with the artist deepens an... read more
Wild Ink is a blackly comic story of friendship and envy, love and memory, booze and uproar, secrets and scandal. Albert Chaliapin is dead – or at least, he feels like he ought to be. He lives in a world occupied only by the ghosts of his former life (and his nurse, who can’t even get his name right). Then, one day, his past – in the form of a drunk cartoonist, a suicidal hack and a corrupt Ci... read more
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With over 25 years experience as a professional editor, author, and literary agent, I work with both bestselling and emerging new authors
Editor with 12+ years of experience including 8 years at independent publishing house Toby Press. Avid reader whose first love is fiction.