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Alison Padley

About me:

After a brief stint in advertising, Alison began her publishing career as a designer of adult fiction. But she soon found her true ambition and moved into children’s book publishing where she’s worked for over 15 years. She has worked at Macmillan, Egmont and Scholastic and is currently Group Art Director for Fiction and Enid Blyton at Hachette Children’s Group. She designs books for ages 5 through to YA, and gets to work with a huge variety of illustrators. One of the best parts of her job is finding and developing new talent. She is passionate about children’s fiction, every project is different and fresh and exciting. She has worked on amazing books throughout her career, including designing The Hunger Games trilogy, Toto the Ninja Cat, a refresh of The Famous Five and Malory Towers covers, and most recently a breathtaking YA novel based on the brides of Dracula called The Deathless Girls.