MEET THE TEAM
After years spent beavering away in offices honing his sales and marketing skills, Fred decided finally to put this know-how to good use and pursue his passion for literature.
In August 2014 he co-founded Bloodhound Books. He oversees broad areas of the business including; marketing and distribution, production and business operations.
As well as being the best-selling author of five novels, Betsy is also a dynamo in the publishing arena. She jointly founded Bloodhound Books and plays a critical role in its ongoing success.
Betsy is responsible for commissioning new titles, as well as author liaison and overseeing the cover design process. Betsy also plays a big role in growing Bloodhound's social media presence.
Alexina was an avid reader from an early age, reading widely across a variety of genres. Two years ago she picked up her first psychological thriller and has been hooked on everything crime fiction ever since.
Alexina is Commissioning Advisor at Bloodhound Books and assists with reading the ever-growing pile of incoming submissions, providing her sage advice on which titles we consider for publication.
Sumaira has been an avid book reader since childhood and her passion for books has only increased as she has got older. Sumaira spent 18 years working in the financial industry, where she gained her organisational skills. After taking a career break to a raise her family Sumaira's dream came true when she converted her passion to profession and joined as Publishing Assistant.
As Publishing Assistant, Sumaira manages the production of Bloodhound's print and digital titles from editorial to publication ready stage.
Publicity and Social Media Manager
Emma has loved books for as long as she can remember. Having dabbled a little in nearly every genre she has come to realise that the genre she is most passionate about is crime and thriller fiction. Emma has run a successful crime fiction book blog since 2016 and loves to help readers find a new favourite book and help promote the hardworking authors behind them.
As Publicity and Social Media Manager Emma runs Bloodhound's social media feeds maximises coverage for Bloodhound's titles through arranging blog tours, securing press coverage and organising events.
Heather has loved to read since she was a child, reading as many Enid Blyton books as she could get her hands on. As an adult she enjoys reading, recommending and reviewing psychological thrillers and crime fiction; especially those written by authors who may not (yet) be household names.
Heather’s role involves working with the submissions team and assisting in the commissioning of new titles.
Tara self-published her solo debut in 2016, before signing with Bloodhound Books for her DI Hamilton series. As well as joining the team in a part-time role, Tara is also concentrating on writing standalone psychological suspense novels. Tara studied English Literature at Brunel University – purely because of her love for reading and creative writing – and, once graduated, became an Assistant Editor for eight years on an in-house magazine, where her interest of publishing was ignited.
As the Director’s Assistant, Tara’s duties will involve ordering and invoicing books, liaising with authors, editors and proofreaders and assisting with the company’s marketing.