Sarah Harwood has left her role as acting publicity director of Century and Arrow to go freelance.
Harwood revealed that after a decade as an in-house publicist working across fiction and non-fiction, she has now formed her own company, Harwood PR.
She previously worked at Orion and Little, Brown before spending five years at Penguin Random House at Transworld, Michael Joseph (MJ), and then Cornerstone, where she rose to publicity director of imprints Century and Arrow. Katie Sheldrake, deputy publicity director at Cornerstone, is now the point of contact for these imprints.
"After more than 10 years working as an in-house publicist, I now feel ready for a new challenge," Harwood said. "I have started Harwood PR and have just begun accepting clients. I will very much miss my Penguin Random House colleagues, but I am excited for this next step and look forward to working with new publishers and authors."
Last year, Harwood was nominated for two PPC Awards for my campaigns for Jane Fallon's My Sweet Revenge (MJ), and Tommy Caldwell's The Push (MJ).
She is now nominated for three PPC Awards, for working as co-publicist on Jojo Moyes's Still Me (MJ), as co-publicist on Tim Peake's The Astronaut Selection Test Book (Cornerstone), and as co-publicist on former US president Bill Clinton and James Patterson's The President Is Missing.
Other campaigns Harwood has worked on include Cathy Bramley's Ivy Lane (Transworld), Ron Stallworth's BlacKkKlansman (Cornerstone), and Anthony Horowitz's The Sentence Is Death (Cornerstone).