Bluebird's Hockley Raven Spare promoted to commissioning editor

Bluebird's Hockley Raven Spare promoted to commissioning editor

Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird has promoted Hockley Raven Spare to commissioning editor.

She joined Pan Macmillan from Oxford University Press as an editorial assistant in July 2016 and has “contributed hugely” to Bluebird's success since she arrived, the publisher said.

Promoted to assistant editor in October 2017, she was then made editor in June 2018. She recently commissioned her first two titles: Inner Spark by Kristin Vikjord—publishing on the Bluebird list in September 2020—and Clean and Green by Nancy Birtwhistle, which will be published under new imprint One Boat in March 2021.

Publisher Carole Tonkinson said: “I'm thrilled to congratulate Hockley on another well deserved promotion and to publicly thank her for the countless ways she makes what we do at Bluebird better. She's a consummate team player and a creative force to be reckoned with and I look forward to watching Hockley's list of commissions grow over the coming months.”