About Maverick

Maverick Publishing was launched in 2009 by Steve Bicknell.  Maverick has gone from strength to strength developing  a list with a strong emphasis on quality and encouraging children to enjoy reading.  The early reader scheme has become a large part of Maverick’s publishing programme and is continuously growing.  The scheme is built on using natural English to encourage children to read stories, which are written in a more familiar style of language.  To find out more about how the scheme is built, click here.

 

The Maverick Team

Steve Bicknell, MD

Steve Bicknell, MD

Steve drives the whole business forward with marketing strategies and innovative ideas. He is passionate about getting books onto children's shelves.

Kimara Nye, Editor

Kimara Nye, Editor

Kim oversees the production of all of the Maverick titles, making sure to maintain the high level of quality that Maverick is known for.

Aimee Hayes, Assistant Editor

Aimee Hayes, Assistant Editor

Aimee works closely with the authors and illustrators, preparing the initial layouts so that the stories are suitable for beginner readers.

India Holden

India Holden

India puts all the components of the books together and liaises with our consultants to ensure that the final book is banded correctly. India also puts together our audio for the early readers.

Val Hall

Val Hall

Val works with Steve on the marketing, making sure that the books find their way onto shelves. She also runs the reviewer database and social media.

Early Reader Authors

For our original texts we work with some fantastic authors, with a huge amount of experience either in writing for education or working within the education sector.  We have a strict set of guidelines and all of our texts go through many checks before publication.  We also adapt some of our picture books into early readers, you will find more information about the authors on our maverickbooks.co.uk page.

Here are the authors of our original early reader texts:

Alice Hemming

Alice Hemming

Cath Jones

Cath Jones

Clare Helen Welsh

Clare Helen Welsh

Elizabeth Dale

Elizabeth Dale

Heather Pindar

Heather Pindar

Jenny Jinks

Jenny Jinks

Jill Atkins

Jill Atkins

Katie Dale

Katie Dale

Lou Treleaven

Lou Treleaven

Steve Howson

Steve Howson