Storm Publishing are thrilled to announce the hire of Vicky Blunden as Editorial Director. Vicky will join Storm in February 2023 and report to Claire Bord, Storm’s Deputy Managing Director. She will be acquiring commercial fiction.

Vicky is currently a successful and much sought-after freelance editor and editorial consultant. She previously worked as a Senior Editor at Myriad Editions. There she published bestsellers, including Elizabeth Haynes, whose New York Times and Amazon bestseller Into the Darkest Corner was selected for the TV Book Club and sold into over 30 territories.

Vicky said of the move:

“I’m delighted to be joining Storm as an Editorial Director. I’ve loved working for a wide range of author and publisher clients over the past few years, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of the amazing team at Storm at this hugely exciting time, and to be publishing again.

I’m looking forward to working closely with my colleagues and to building a list of outstanding authors who will get the best possible publishing experience with a dynamic, forward-thinking and innovative new company behind them.”

Oliver Rhodes, Managing Director of Storm, commented:

“Vicky brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for great storytelling. We’re looking for outstanding talent to add to the Storm team, and Vicky certainly fits that bill.”

Blunden’s appointment brings the Storm Publishing team to six, with more additions expected in early 2023. Storm is currently recruiting for an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor role. Rhodes added:

“We’ve had a very encouraging start and have been blown away by our submissions from authors and agents alike. In just two months, we have over sixty books contracted and some incredible stories ready for publication in 2023.”


Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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