HQ's Mursell promoted to senior commissioning editor

HQ's Mursell promoted to senior commissioning editor

HQ has promoted Charlotte Mursell to senior commissioning editor for both fiction and non-fiction.

Mursell joined the Harlequin team in 2013 before it moved into HarperCollins in 2015 and became commissioning editor last October.

This year she launched the Sunday Times bestselling VOX by Christina Dalcher, chosen for Richard and Judy Book Club, The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts. She previously published Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo and will soon launch manifesto Period. from broadcaster and journalist Emma Barnett.

Recent acquisitions have included the debuts Little White Lies by Philippa East and The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside by Jessica Ryn.

Publishing director Kate Mills said: "Charlotte has been a key player in helping to build HQ over the last two and a half years since our launch.  With her smart, intuitive commissioning and huge passion for commercial fiction and non-fiction, she’s helped us shape a list which is bold, exciting and successful.

"Charlotte has the ability to cross non-fiction and fiction effortlessly, with a shrewd eye for what makes a bestseller in both and the strategy to make it happen.  Beyond that, she’s a terrific colleague and champion of HQ, and I’m delighted she will play a key role in ensuring the list goes on to even greater success."

Executive publisher Lisa Milton said: "From the moment I arrived, I could tell Charlotte was an editor with huge potential. Watching her thrive at HQ has been an absolute joy. Her promotion is very well-deserved. A brilliant colleague, a clever publisher she has extraordinary talents, and always goes that extra mile (maybe even marathon) for her authors."