Liz Dennis joined Johnson & Alcock in 2015. She is the agency’s office manager and is developing a children’s list.
Inspired at an early age by a teacher who invited an author to school, Liz has always loved working in children’s fiction – and Philippa Pearce's Tom’s Midnight Garden remains a huge favourite to this day. Drawn to children's books long after she supposedly grew up, her university dissertation was on gender images in children's fiction. After 12 years selling foreign rights for major publishing houses, including Orion, HarperCollins Children's and Orchard, she took time out to read books to her own children.
She is looking for middle grade and YA which challenge the stereotypes, the mysterious where things are not always as they seem, and where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Above all she wants to be transported to another world and still loves a time slip fantasy.