Mandy Suhr joined MSCLA in 2010 and specialises in picture books. During a long career as editor and publisher, she has launched many now familiar names and has created best-selling picture books for Orchard, Gullane, Campbell, Macmillan and Puffin. As well as her role as an agent, Mandy also consults for several of the bigger publishing houses, creating novelties, picture books and apps.
Mandy says, "There is a very particular magic that happens when words and images are mixed together in just the right way. Watching that magic take hold when you share a great picture book with a child is thrilling. I offer an experienced guiding hand to authors and illustrators, new and established, keen to work within this exciting genre."
"Very occasionally in life you meet someone who changes everything. Since working with Mandy, a world of career possibility has quite literally opened up before me. She has that rare mix of genuine heart, creative vision and a midas touch when it comes to forging commercial opportunities for new ideas. I have never put the phone down from a conversation with Mandy and felt anything other than buoyed up and full of excitement for the next step on my journey." - Rachel Bright
"Mandy's previous incarnation as an established editor is a great asset and her in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry always proves to be invaluable." - Mark Sperring