About Us

We are a team of experienced children’s publishing and creative writing professionals providing inspiration, industry-led direction and transatlantic publishing opportunities to talented writers for children.

Led by Imogen Cooper, formerly Editorial Director for The Chicken House, Golden Egg provides courses, workshops, talks, one2one editorial support, as well as an industry-led writing community called the Golden Egg Club. We also cater for writers who wish to submit their work to agents and publishers.

Click on any member of our team’s photo to learn more about them.

Imogen Cooper

Founder and Editorial Director

Charlotte Maslen

Managing Director

Adamma Okonkwo

Industry Specialist & Mentor, Course Leader & Submissions Coordinator

Nicki Marshall

Senior Mentee Support Editor

Hannah Featherstone

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Jo Collins

Director of Writing Picture Books for Young Children, Industry Specialist & Mentor

Philippa Francis

Golden Egg Editor & Club Manager
Stephanie King

Stephanie King

Industry Specialist and Mentor
Clare Whitston

Clare Whitston

Industry Specialist & Editor

Abigail Kohlhoff

Senior Golden Egg Editor

Susan Piper

Golden Egg Editor & Pedagogical Advisor
Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton

Golden Egg Editor
Claire McKenna

Claire McKenna

Industry Specialist and Mentor

Barry Timms

Picture Book Editor
Natalie Beckett Golden Egg Academy

Natalie Beckett

Assistant Editor
Hazel Bardsley

Hazel Bardsley

Finance and Administration Manager

Some agents and publishers we work with

Golden Egg has strong links with publishing houses and literary agents in the UK and USA. 

We work with a range of notable names in the publishing industry, including Barry Cunningham at The Chicken House, Kate Shaw at The Shaw Agency, Klaus Flugge at Andersen Press and Tessa David at Peters, Fraser + Dunlop.

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