After graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature, Lorna gained a first in her MA in Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, where she was personally mentored by Michael Rosen.
Lorna joined Bell Lomax Moreton in 2019 and is now one of the agency assistants; she runs the social media channels, creates bespoke assets for our clients and publishers, drafts proposals and reads for the agency.
Lorna is searching for picture books that have heart at the core of their foundation that then stay with her for a long time after reading; narratives that subvert classic hooks (e.g. bedtime, new home, friendship) and tell them in a fresh new way and characters that exude warmth and familiarity. She also has a weakness for all things colourful, bold, and shiny!
Lorna is particularly interested in hearing from LGBTQIA+ authors and illustrators as well as other submissions from diverse and marginalised individuals who are currently underrepresented in the industry.