Meet the brains behind the Avon dream machine… from editors and sales to publicity and marketing, every part of the Avon team works together to ensure our books are always the best they can be!
Publishing Strategy Director
Over the last 10 years in publishing, Oli has worked with fiction brand authors from James Patterson and Karin Slaughter to Bernard Cornwell and Cecelia Ahern. As Publishing Strategy Director at Avon, Oli’s principle ambition is to grow debut authors into household names!
Helen is pretty sure that if you cut her open she would bleed Avon, having joined the division soon after its inception in 2010 and leading the team as Publishing Director since 2017. Helen’s voracious love of commercial fiction means that working at Avon isn’t much like a job at all, particularly as she gets to work with some of the very best authors in the business on the most page-turning novels around.
Phoebe Morgan is passionate about commercial fiction, and loves nothing more than finding new authors and turning them into bestsellers. She can never resist a twist, an unreliable narrator and a killer first line, and has worked with a range of authors including Sunday Times and Kindle bestsellers. You’ll usually find her obsessively checking the charts and shouting about her authors on Twitter, and she’s a writer too so she understands author anxiety perfectly…
Senior Commissioning Editor
Rachel is one of the lucky editors at Avon. Her days usually involve finding new books, working with authors and, of course, lots of reading. She loves contemporary women’s fiction and psychological thrillers, and listens to audiobooks on super-speed so she can get through as many as possible.
Katie is a Commissioning Editor who has a passion for creative, commercially focused publishing. She loves the thrill of finding brilliant new voices in fiction, and shouting about new stories that she knows will connect with people, start conversations and top the charts.
Senior Commissioning Editor
Tilda McDonald is Senior Commissioning Editor at Avon who’s lucky enough to work with a brilliant host of authors, and to have the opportunity to find yet more outstanding voices. She’s always on the lookout for the next heartrending love story – or spine-tingling thriller – and would be lost without her trusty Kindle.
Digital Commissioning Editor
Hannah is our Digital Commissioning Editor, working across both Avon and One More Chapter. She loves commercial fiction, is a strong advocate for digital publishing and is a self-confessed metadata nerd. She'll read anything from crime to romance to sagas... if you can make her laugh or cry then you're onto a winner!
Assistant Editor Molly has been with Avon since she began her career in publishing in 2017. She loves nothing more than disturbing her fellow commuters by ugly crying, snort laughing or audibly gasping over a good book on the tube, but when she’s not reading you’ll probably find her plugged into a good podcast or two series deep on a Netflix binge.
As Editorial Assistant, Beth works across the entire list, supporting the editors in everything from desk editing and editorial admin to (most importantly) topping up the office’s Percy Pigs supply. She’s a sucker for weepy historical fiction and loves fierce heroines who defy the odds. A passionate advocate for Avon’s Open Submissions, she’s excited to work with the new voices just waiting to be discovered.
Head of PR
Sabah handles all the publicity for our brilliant and talented authors, from book reviews, features and radio interviews, to festival appearances and book signings. She was voted a Bookseller Rising Star in 2018 and if you spot an author or a book when you’re out and about, chances are she’s helped to make it happen!
Key Account Manager
Dom is Key Account Manager for Avon. This means he sells our publishing list to all types of retailers, aiming to maximise visibility in stores to help get our books into the hands of readers! In his spare time, Dom loves to keep fit doing Bootcamp in his local park, and then winding-down with a good read – whether that’s gritty crime or historical fiction.
Ellie is the Marketing Manager for Avon. She was nominated for a Trailblazer in 2019 and is a busy bee. You'll often find her at her desk, listening to audiobooks, planning campaigns and simultaneously tweeting about the wonderful books we publish at Avon.
Marketing and PR Assistant
Sanjana is our Marketing and PR Assistant. She handles social media, assists with marketing and publicity campaigns and loves anything and everything she can creatively get her hands on! She thrives on connecting readers and bloggers with our fabulous authors and books. You can often find her engrossed in a romance featuring a fierce heroine, or a gut-wrenching thriller!