With 15 years PR and events experience in the publishing industry, I have worked on a broad range of projects, from big brands to launching debuts and promoting established authors and illustrators.
I have always been incredibly passionate about events and, with exceptional author and client care and a wide network of contacts, I pride myself on delivering bespoke, well organised events, and tours that ensure an artist’s book or brand reaches the widest possible audience through attendance and supporting PR activity. I love nothing more than bringing an author, illustrator or entertainer to an audience of their biggest fans, introducing them to new ones, and seeing the positive impact this can have for both the reader and artist.
I have worked on a host of successful brands, authors and illustrators, including David Almond, Enid Blyton, Pamela Butchart, Ally Carter, Cressida Cowell, Dame Jessica Ennis Hill, Frank Lampard, Robert Muchamore, Francesca Simon, Alex T. Smith, Matthew Syed, Piers Torday, Rainbow Magic, Beast Quest and spent 6 years managing all communications for Enid Blyton Entertainment.
“I've worked with Victoria for many years. It has been a real pleasure. She's well-organised, hard-working, attentive and has been a great support to my work.”
- David Almond, multi-award winning author of Skellig
I am an outgoing, dynamic and well-connected PR professional, specialising in event management.
Everything I do is bespoke to the project and client and I will work closely with both an in-house team and artist to deliver the best event or tour possible.
Whether you’re an author/illustrator, an organisation, or a publisher – you name it, I will plan it:
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL TOURS – taking artists out on the road to do talks and signings in schools, libraries, bookshops and at festivals and conferences
LARGE-SCALE EVENTS, LAUNCHES AND CELEBRATIONS – everything from venue and supplier sourcing to RSVP list and on-the-day event management
PR SUPPORT - additional event related PR support, helping to maximise the reach of events in the media
EVENT STAFFING - whether it's to cover a tour or event I have organised or an extra pair of hands at festivals and during a busy period, I am ready to step in and help with whatever is needed
ONGOING EVENT MANAGEMENT – point of contact to manage requests, event logistics and rolling diary of events for artists
My rates are tailored to the specific requirements of the individual project, so please get in touch and I will be happy to discuss.
work & clients
From a background in theatre and television, Piers Torday is the award-winning children's author of The Last Wild Trilogy, There May Be a Castle and, most recently, The Lost Magician. His new book, The Frozen Sea published in September 2019.
Piers regularly visits schools, bookshops, libraries, conferences and festivals throughout the year.
To book him for any kind of speaking engagement, please get in touch!
You Are Awesome
The number one bestselling children's book by journalist, broadcaster, motivational speaker and author, Matthew Syed.
A media led campaign with wide reaching national print and broadcast coverage, including BBC Breakfast, Blue Peter, Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, The Times and The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The Week and The Week Junior.
The Colour of the Sun
The stunning new teen novel from David Almond, the multi-award winning author of Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and A Song for Ella Grey.
Having secured high-profile event slots for David at all the major literary festivals in 2018, and a nationwide promotional tour of schools and bookshops, The Colour of the Sun published to blanket national review coverage and high critical acclaim.
The Famous Five
Award-nominated campaign for the 75th anniversary of The Famous Five by the nation's favourite storyteller, Enid Blyton
With new eye-catching covers, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson, The Famous Five celebrated their 75th anniversary with wide reaching national and consumer print and online coverage. As well as a specially commissioned theatre production trailed at World Book Day 2017's Biggest Book Show on Earth and rolled out at all major literary festivals throughout the year.