Lisa has worked in publishing for almost 25 years and founded Coombs Moylett Literary Agency in 1997. Born in London but brought up in both Africa and the Middle East, Lisa graduated from Chelsea Art School and set up her first business as an agent for photographers and illustrators – representing Pixies photographer, Simon Larbalestier, illustrator Richard Caldicott and portrait photographer Chris Garnham.
Lisa represents an eclectic list of authors and writers and is currently looking for well-written, commercial women’s fiction.
Her client list includes: continuation 007 Bond author, John Gardner, best-selling crime writers, Lisa Hall, Simon Brett and Catriona McPherson, Scottish award-winning author Ronald Frame. Lexicographer and foremost authority on Anglophone slang, Jonathon Green. Journalist, author and broadcaster Malachi O’Doherty and political pundit Ian Dunt.
Zoë manages a list of crime, historical, young adult and children’s authors and is also looking to build a non-fiction list. She is especially interested in original horror novels, coming-of-age stories and any sort of whodunnit.
Zoë grew up in southwest London and went on to study English at St Peter’s College, Oxford. She interned at the BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company before starting her career at Erotic Review magazine. She then worked as a reporter at a trade magazine and at the Financial Times as a book reviewer and subeditor. She writes for a variety of print and online titles including The Guardian, The Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Stylist, Spiked, Good Housekeeping, The Upcoming, For Books Sake and Lifetime.
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 gained a readership of 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 CMM in 2017 with the vision to curate a non-fiction wellbeing and lifestyle writer list. It will push boundaries, enrich readers knowledge and inspire them to explore what happiness and health means for them, across a diverse range of genres including; self-help, nature, nutrition and lived experiences. For her fiction list, Elena is looking for original psychological thrillers and ‘contemporary lives’ stories.
Elena studied Human Biology and went on to work in marketing and advertising agencies for pharmaceutical clients. She then began her freelance career as a wellness copywriter. Researching, creating and editing content for health food brands and mental health campaigns. She continues to drive forward the ambitions of her clients with authentic and engaging content. Such as writer and mental health campaigner Rachel Kelly and purveyors of hand-sourced organic ingredients Arganic.