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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!

Oliver Malcolm

Oliver Malcolm

Executive Publisher

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 Huthwaite

Publishing Director

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.

Cara Chimirri

Cara Chimirri

Senior Commissioning Editor

Before joining Avon, Cara was Commissioning Editor at Bookouture, where she published global digital bestsellers across crime and thriller, historical and women’s fiction. She brings her digital expertise and background in print publishing to the list at Avon. Cara is passionate about great storytelling and is always on the hunt for page-turning, commercial fiction that will make you laugh, cry, gasp out loud and desperate to press a copy into the hands of everyone you know.

Molly Walker-Sharp

Molly Walker-Sharp

Commissioning Editor

Molly has been with Avon since she began her career in publishing and loves nothing more than working hand-in-hand with authors to get their books to readers the world over. Whatever the genre, she is always looking to be hit over the head with a good hook – although a love story with a unique twist will almost definitely make it to the top of her reading pile. She is particularly interested in voices from underrepresented backgrounds and also frequently develops IP ideas with authors and agents.

Radhika Sonagra

Radhika Sonagra

Editor

Before joining Avon, Radhika was at the digital publisher Bookouture where she became a firm believer and enthusiast of data-led publishing. Now at Avon, she can’t wait to add more bestsellers to the list across a range of genres, be that a razorsharp psychological thriller, a weepy epic drama, an uplifting romcom and much more. When not at her desk, Radhika can be usually be found at concerts, bars or most realistically, watching Netflix.

Lucy Frederick

Lucy Frederick

Editor

Editor Lucy started her career in children’s publishing in 2018 before moving to the dark side (literally) to work on crime/thrillers and women’s fiction. She loves to find vibrant commercial stories in her inbox and on book shelves, whether that’s a gripping thriller or gorgeous rom com, and when she can tear her eyes away from the page, she’ll probably be curled up on the sofa absorbed in Grey’s Anatomy…

Elisha Lundin

Elisha Lundin

Editorial Assistant

As an Editorial Assistant, Elisha’s adoration for words is endless. She is passionate about storytelling and its wider impact on society, and when she is not reading or listening to stories, she’ll be behind her film camera where her photos speak for her. As a lover of romance, psychological thrillers, and crime fiction she is excited to see what the next year of publishing can bring to commercial fiction authors from underrepresented groups.

Ellie Pilcher

Ellie Pilcher

Marketing Manager

Ellie is the award-winning Marketing Manager for Avon. She was named a London Book Fair Trailblazer in 2020 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.

Becci Mansell

Becci Mansell

Press Officer

Becci lives and breathes dark, twisty thrillers and uplifting commercial fiction, making her job handling all the publicity for our brilliant and talented authors a match made in bookish heaven. From book reviews, features and radio interviews, to festival appearances and book signings, she’s an advocate for shouting about our books far and wide ensuring they reach an inclusive audience.

Ella Young

Ella Young

Marcomms Assistant

Having studied International Relations, Ella is passionate about politics and stories. She is motivated by the power of a good book, whether that be an escapist romance novel or a social commentary manifesto. When not reading, she enjoys watching gripping TV dramas and documentaries.

Sammy Luton

Samantha Luton

Key Account Manager

Sammy started her sales career at HarperCollins in 2017 and still finds nothing more satisfying than seeing an author’s book on the shelves, knowing that she helped to put it there. When not persuading her customers that Avon books are THE best, or speeding through the latest must-read, she’ll probably be indulging in her other two passions in life – rock music and great food (sometimes both at once).

Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown

Audio Editor

Charlotte is the Audio Editor for Avon, Fiction, NonFiction and One More Chapter. She works across all four lists casting, scheduling and producing the audiobooks and any audio extras, working with the studios, the authors and an array of brilliant actors. Her favourite genres include nail-biting thrillers and uplifting, escapist fiction so she can’t wait to sink her teeth into our next year of publishing and fill our ears with some really great listens.