I have worked at Curtis Brown since 2003, fresh from completing my English degree at Edinburgh University.
I represent some fantastic authors, varying from on-topic commercial women's fiction to surreal fantasy fiction to handbooks on how to survive in a war zone! I am always on the look-out for new fiction with an edge, whether it be commercial or offbeat. I adore crime and thrillers with a cosy/family or very unusual element to them, and I am an avid reader of historical fiction so am looking out for the next historical saga. More of my tastes here.
I am especially attracted to debut and fledgling authors as I love to be really involved in the editorial process before anyone else sets eyes on the manuscript.
I also am the Audio Manager responsible for handling all the sales of our titles to independent audio publishers. It is an exciting time for audio in this market which is so geared towards download sales. Audiobooks are the way forward now that we are all so busy with our lives and love to multi-task...
I work on books to film with Luke Speed. The film and TV industry is now so large and complex, there is huge scope for selling the rights to our books and we are having an exciting time delving into the illustrious backlist at Curtis Brown as well as focusing on the new, bestselling titles we represent.