Lisa has worked in publishing for almost 30 years and founded Coombs Moylett Literary Agency in 1997.
She represents an eclectic list of authors and writers and is currently looking for well-written, commercial women’s fiction with a strong hook, twisty plots, lots of emotion and lots of drama. She is also interested in crime and pyschological thrillers written by women; settings such as Ireland/Northern Ireland - orignality is key. On the non-fiction front: popular science and politics.
Her client list includes: continuation 007 Bond author, John Gardner, best-selling crime writers, Lisa Hall, Simon Brett and Catriona McPherson. Lexicographer and foremost authority on Anglophone slang, Jonathon Green. Journalist, author and broadcaster Malachi O’Doherty and political pundit Ian Dunt.
Zoë works on the agency's editorial side. She works closely with authors to shape their novels and non-fiction proposals, and manages a list of crime, historical, young adult and children’s authors.
Zoë grew up in southwest London and has worked in journalism and publishing since graduating from Oxford in 2012. She writes regular book reviews, arts criticism and education/careers features for the Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Spectator and Prospect magazines.
She's especially interested in original horror novels, coming-of-age stories and any sort of whodunnit.
Jamie specialises in both fiction and non-fiction and is particularly interested in sexual politics, relationship, lifestyle how-to’s, erotica, thrillers, whodunit and historical crime.
Educated at Edinburgh College of Art, Jamie was fortunate enough to join the pilot scheme of the Sotheby’s Works of Art Course. Subsequently he worked for Sotheby’s and briefly ran the newly formed Victorian paintings department before moving to Michael Parkin Fine Art, a gallery specializing in modern British art. His next job was at Wildenstein & Co, the international art dealers. Three years later he set up his own dealership, the Maclean Gallery, holding exhibitions of paintings, drawings and prints from the 18th century to the present day, for which he produced several catalogues. In 1985 he curated the first exhibition of erotic art to be held legally in the UK.
At about this time he was asked to cover the art auction scene for House and Garden and wrote a column for seven years. He has also written for the Observer, Evening Standard and New Statesman.
In 1995 Jamie Maclean founded the Erotic Review, handing over the editorship to Rowan Pelling after two years but remaining as publisher; together they continued to build up the magazine's readership, which eventually reached 30,000. He resumed as ER’s editor in 2007. Contributors included Naim Attallah, Joseph Connolly, Kate Copstick, Alan Jenkins, Simon Raven, Auberon Waugh, Alain de Botton, A C Grayling, DBC Pierre, Barry Humphries, Brian Sewell, Malachi O’Doherty and many others. In 2016 he co-edited an anthology of erotic short fiction with Mariella Frostrup, Desire.
Elena joined Coombs Moylett Maclean in 2017 with a passion for fresh and easy to read commercial women's fiction with current life stories and big hooks, as well as original psychological thrillers and cutting-edge non-fiction, including self-help and popular science.
Elena has a degree in Human Biology and has worked at leading marketing and advertising agencies with blue chip pharmaceutical clients. She then began copywriting for a variety of companies in the health and wellbeing industry, driving forward the ambitions of her clients with authentic and engaging content.