I have been a publicist for over 15 years and have worked in-house at major publishing houses as well as working as a freelance publicist for the past five years. I have experience working at Scholastic, Hodder Children’s Books, Random House Children’s Books/ David Fickling Books, Orion and Hachette, and was associate PR Director for Barrington Stoke.
During my time in house I have worked with a huge variety of authors as wide ranging as Annabel Pitcher, Leigh Bardugo, Malorie Blackman, Malala Yousafzai, Jenny Downham, Francesca Simon, Marcus Sedgwick, Liz Kessler, Lauren St John and Holly Black, and undertook industry wide work, including being one of the publisher co-founders of YALC (YA Lit Con).
I now run my own business, ND PR, which entered its 5th year in 2020. Campaigns focus on everything from picture books to teen/ YA, and project based work.
NDPR clients include publishers such as Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Barrington Stoke, Hachette Children’s, HQ, Walker, Hot Key, Egmont, and Faber Children’s.
I’ve been in-house and around the houses, big and small, and have worked for all different sizes and kinds of publishers as a freelancer too. This gives me a great perspective on what it’s like to work as a publicist in those different publishers, to work with authors and illustrators both from a perspective inside and outside a publisher, and to understand what they need and want from you.