Megan Larkin is publishing director of Orchard Books, part of Hachette Children's Books. Orchard Books offers a sparkling range of very special titles that sell all over the world. Picture book characters from Daisy the Duck to Charlie & Lola, authors such as Michael Lawrence and Giles Andreae, illustrators from Jane Ray to Angela Barrett and best-selling fiction series such as Rainbow Magic and Tiara Club, make for a rich treasure-trove of talent.
Megan's Christmas Wish:
I love books that make you laugh, and books that make you cry. If a book can make me laugh AND cry then I’m in heaven. A few years ago, Orchard published a glorious book called Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, a wonderfully moving story about a lovable, quirky character who will stay in my heart for ever. I would love to find another Stargirl in my Christmas stocking.
Slushpile note: Megan and Orchard Books are also publishing one Teri Terry, part of the Slushpile team! Slated will be out in May 2012, as reported here.