About Us

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

Led by Imogen Cooper, formerly Editorial Director for The Chicken House, Golden Egg provides talks, workshops, and one2one editorial support. We cater for writers who wish to submit their work to agents and publishers. Golden Egg works closely with Barry Cunningham at The Chicken House, Kate Shaw at The Shaw Agency, Klaus Flugge at Andersen Press, Tessa David at Peters, Fraser + Dunlop and has strong links with other publishing houses and literary agents.

Meet our team

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

Imogen Cooper

Founder & Managing Director

Matilda Johnson

Editorial Director

Charlotte Maslen

Director of Writing for Children and Young Adults & Marketing Director

Adamma Okonkwo

Industry Specialist & Mentor, Course Leader & Submissions Coordinator

Nicki Marshall

Senior Mentee Support Editor

Hannah Featherstone

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Jane Harris

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Kathy Webb

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Hayley Fairhead

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Abigail Kohlhoff

Senior Golden Egg Editor

Jenny Glencross

Industry Specialist & Mentor

Matt Ralphs

Industry Specialist & Editor

Clare Whitston

Industry Specialist & Editor

Melissa Hyder

Industry Specialist & Editor

Susan Piper

Golden Egg Editor, Course Leader & Pedagogical Advisor

Philippa Francis

Golden Egg Editor & Club Manager

Charlotte Norman

Golden Egg Editor

Tessa Strickland

Picture Book Programme Leader & Mentor

Jo Collins

Picture Book Admissions Coordinator & Mentor

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