Katie Haworth began her publishing career at a tiny independent publisher in Wellington New Zealand called Mallinson Rendel, the originating publisher of Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy. From 2010 to 2014 she was Commissioning Editor of Fiction and Children’s at Penguin New Zealand, and her commissions included bestselling picture books, award winning midgrade fiction – notably the New Zealand Post winning My Brother’s War by David Hill – and adult fiction, both literary and commercial including titles by top New Zealand authors Rosetta Allen, Laurence Fearnley, Hamish Clayton, and Maxine Alterio. A move to London in 2014 gave her the audacity to start writing her own stories, and while Senior Commissioning Editor and Editorial Director at Templar she had picture books including Petrunia Paris’s Parrot, Fearless Mirabelle and Emma Jane’s Aeroplane published as well an children’s non-fiction. A retelling of Aesop’s Fables will be released by Templar in 2023. Katie is also a poet and has performed her writing at nights all over London and her poetry has been published in journals including The Birmingham Literary Journal and Dreamcatcher. She is currently Publisher of Picture Books and Children’s Fiction.