I started out in 2000 when I worked in the Schoolbooks department design team working on a variety of high profile reading schemes for the UK schools market. In 2006 I moved to the Children's Trade design department working across the entire list, designing picture books, illustrated younger fiction and YA teen fiction. During this time, I designed hundreds of titles working with renowned illustrators such as Lauren Child and David Roberts and authors—Tim Bowler, Geraldine McCaughrean and Gillian Cross. I was also heavily involved in developing in-house brands from concept through to finished books.
Meet Briony Denley...under-appreciated wife, underwhelmed mother, and unchallenged mojito drinker. A move to a new house and an extended lull in her sex life with her workaholic husband leaves Briony Denley pondering new possibilities for her life.Not content with 'making her own sunshine' thanks to the freebies procured by PR pal, Kate, who has just bagged a sex toy account, Briony is left wo... read more
There are guns and bandits in this story. And supermodels. And there's drought and starvation too. Are you wondering how they can all come together? Well, that's how life is these days. Things don't happen neatly, in separate little places. We're all caught by the great spider's web of media that spans the world. That's where the story is set. The world. It's the story of Abdi and Khadija and ... read more
Amongst the secret and lies, will love survive? Summer lives under a terrible shadow. It drains her, manipulates her and threatens to steal her future. A high-stakes mission offers a temporary escape. She must use her mind-shadowing abilities to hunt down her target and find the truth. Hal Robinson is a soldier. He does not get distracted. He wins. But what Hal wants begins to shift once he me... read more
Angel is impulsive. Disguising her savant ability to control water doesn't come easily to her. Then she meets the broodingly handsome Marcus at a music festival where they're both performing, and finds herself all at sea. For when he sings, her soul answers with its own music. Like the tide, their mutual attraction cannot be held back, but Marcus's mistrust of Angel's gift is even stronger. Ho... read more
Misty is a one-girl disaster zone. Born with a Savant 'gift' that means she can never tell a lie, her compulsive truth-telling gets her into trouble wherever she goes. So when she meets Alex: gorgeous, confident, and impossibly charming, Misty instantly resolves to keep her distance ...Someone so perfect could never be hers, surely? But a dark shadow has fallen across the Savant community. A s... read more
First a rat must earn his name. Then he must live up to it. This is the story of Gabble, a young rat with a wild, beloved, but unpredictable brother, Ash. At the start of the book Ash tricks Gabble into going out with him on a 'name raid', a dangerous mission to earn a True Name, normally reserved for older rats. Gabble finds himself drawn into a perilous adventure, crossing boundaries, fighti... read more
Jack, standing among the war graves, sees a face he recognizes. Suddenly, it's 1914 again and he's a young lad back in the trenches. Visions of killing and misery come to him with horrible clarity. But then Jack remembers too the incredible moment when the guns fell silent for a short time, and fighting gave way to football on the frozen ground of No-Man's-Land. This amazing story, based on tr... read more
In this hilarious new fiction series, Louie the unicorn searches for stardom in New York City. Louie's story is brought to life with a unique visual approach, combining real New York photography with funny character illustrations. 'Dear Ma and Pa, The New York School for Performing Arts is the perfect place for a unicorn like me. So far it has been totally AWESOME! Madame Twirler says that 'pi... read more
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Hello! I'm a Senior Children's Books designer, with a passion for illustrated fiction. Please get in touch if you are interested in my work.
A children's book designer, specialising in fiction and non-fiction. I have over 20 years experience, with a safe pair of hands and big ears