I started lurking around these Novelicious parts years ago. It was always such a wonderfully chipper and madly addictive site full of awesome bookish news and reviews. What wasn’t to like? The team behind it were so unashamedly nerdy when it came to all things literary, too – my type of folk, I reckoned.
In 2013, when I read that Novelicious was starting its own imprint, I thought I’d try my luck and offer my services as a publicity type person. My subject line read: A Very Hopeful Email. I was hopeful. What an awesome job that would be, I thought. Working alongside the fabulously talented Kirsty Greenwood and Co while promoting beautiful and hilarious books.
Lo, Kirsty replied! We emailed back and forth for a while before I was welcomed into the lovely team that is Novelicious. I was thrilled! Over time, my role as a publicist grew to that of an editor of the site. Needless to say, I love starting work every morning and getting to dedicate a chunk of my day to promoting women writers and their work.