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Kate Burns

About me:

Kate is a highly experienced children’s books publisher, specialising in illustrated books for children of all ages. In the course of her career, she has worked at major trade houses and small start ups. She has discovered and commissioned some of the most exciting talent working today including Cressida Cowell, Lauren Child, and Steven Lenton, and created bestselling strategic creative partnerships including Giles Andreae with Emma Dodd, and Rachel Bright with Jim Field. In 2016, she returned to HarperCollins Children’s Book to spearhead its illustrated books publishing, where she publishes the classics and well as such contemporary stars as Rob Biddulph. She lives in East London, with her family, the cats and a part-time dog called Dexter. She is an author in her own right, writing under the pseudonym Amber Stewart, with global sales of over 750,000, and founder of the bespoke design company Penny Burns Collection.