Naomi has over eight years’ experience working in children’s publishing. She began her career at Puffin (Penguin Random House) before moving to Orion and then Hachette Children’s Group. Her previous experience as a Rights Manager brings invaluable insight into maximising a book’s sales potential and she has worked closely with both UK and international editors to develop a good knowledge of global publishing markets and trends. Naomi has a BA (Hons) in English Studies from the University of Nottingham and is a keen reader and writer. She was the children’s book reviewer for award winning family travel blog Mini Travellers for over three years. Naomi has been working as a freelance editor and mentor helping other children’s writers to develop their manuscripts and craft for over four years. Her debut picture book The Perfect Fit (OUP) was published in March 2021 and was followed in 2022 by One More Try (OUP), The Odd Fish (Foreshore) and How to Catch a Rainbow (OUP). How to Make a Story will publish in February 2023 (OUP). Naomi’s picture books have now been translated into 18 languages.
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