The Editorial Team
Since 1994, Working Partners has created some of the most recognised series in children's fiction. We have an office in Holborn and a team of editors in New York. Meet the team!
I work on all things middle grade and YA. I love it when there’s a hint of the supernatural involved, but really, all I need to get me into a story is your basic ordinary person on an extraordinary day that changes everything – even if the extraordinary part is just learning something about the world or meeting a new friend. (Though it’s always fun when the friend turns out to be a shape-shifting superhero with magic powers.)
I work on a wide range of projects from young chapter books to thrillers for adults. I especially love working on The Warriors series, The Five Elements series, and anything funny—the wackier the better!
I enjoy working on varying titles across all age ranges, particularly projects with humour or action. I love the challenge of high-concept middle-grade series – you know you’re on the right track when your head hurts after a brainstorm with the team!
I work on projects for every age group from 5-7 up to YA and I love the variety this brings. In the course of a day, I can go from reading cute fairy stories to plotting an historical adventure in Ancient Rome before having a serious discussion about what a post-apocalyptic planet Earth would be like! My favourite series at the moment is our dog’s POV series, Survivors, about a group of pet dogs who have to learn to survive in the wild.
From middle grade to young adult, I love working on projects with deeply imagined settings filled with adventure and wonder. There’s nothing quite like watching characters pushed to their limits and discovering new things not just about their world, but about themselves.
I work on projects principally for middle-grade and teen readers and usually find myself coming back to my true love, fantasy. On any given day, I might be exploring the suburbs with teenage werewolves or travelling the Arctic with bears on a quest.
I feel so fortunate to be able to work on projects for middle-grade and teen readers—those are the stories that stay with you your whole life, so I take my job very seriously (while still having a ton of fun). I particularly enjoy quirky adventures, stories with humor and heart, and unexpected twists. Oh, and robots. Robots are cool.
I work on middle grade and teen projects. I particularly love working on humorous stories, magical realism, edgy fiction, and dark fantasy. Brainstorming with the team is always fun, and it’s even more fun seeing writers bring our characters to life!
I have worked on a wide range of series across all age-groups. Of all the titles to which I have contributed, my personal favourite is the fifth book in our Vampire Beach series, High Stakes, as it combines vampires and Las Vegas, with a cinematic story brilliantly executed by wonderful writers.
I work on a wide range of projects, from 5-7 up to YA, but I’m especially keen on middle-grade fiction. One of my favourite projects has been Ferals for ages 10+. It’s a dark urban fantasy with an unusual hero – a boy called Caw who has been raised by crows and lives in a treehouse.
I work on middle-grade and older projects – anything to do with cats or horses! Darkest Age: The Coming of Dragons by A.J. Lake had a difficult birth but I had the good fortune to work with an incredibly gifted writer.
The projects I work on range from young readers to older middle grade stories, so I spend my time with a mixed cast of characters. My favourites include Mr Cleverfeather, an owl who makes inventions and gets his words jumbled up (from Magic Animal Friends), and a boy called Tarlan who grew up in a wilderness and can command animals (one of the triplets destined for the throne in Crown of Three).
I joined WP as an editor in the adult division, called Working Partners Two, but now I work on projects across the age groups. I tend to gravitate towards the more meaty projects for 9+ and teens, as well as adult fiction. My interests are historical, fantasy and thrillers, and my favourite title is Delilah, a re-imagining of the biblical heroine’s life from a sympathetic point of view.
My projects range across all ages from 5-7 to YA, and I’ve enjoyed helping out on adult projects too. I love to work on fantasy series where I can really let my imagination run wild. My favourite WP book is The Cretaceous Chase from our Dinosaur Cove series. It’s a fast and furious adventure with giant slavering dinosaurs facing off against a cute little sheepdog puppy.
I’m lucky enough to work across the board on all age groups, even adult projects. I’ve loved working on The Witch of Turlingham Academy series, mostly because of the friendship between the two main characters. As they descend from witch and witch hunter families they really are star-crossed best friends.