Anna Boatman

I’m Anna Boatman, Publisher across PCR Fiction. This means I oversee the Piatkus Fiction and Constable Crime lists, which publish women’s fiction and crime fiction respectively, working with five editors across those imprints to ensure we publish every author and book as brilliantly as we can!
I began my career eleven years ago at Mills & Boon, so romance is my first love, and though I’m always on the lookout for books that might suit editors across the team, I directly acquire and edit commercial fiction for Piatkus, particularly all kinds of romance fiction. My authors range from international bestsellers such as J. R. Ward, Julia Quinn, Mary Balogh, Sarah Maclean, Charlaine Harris and Christine Feehan to new authors across a whole range of genres, such as romantic comedy (Sally Thorne), fantasy (Maria Lewis), Historical fiction (Pamela Hart), or commercial fiction (Love Letters From Montmartre, a beautiful love story translated from the German).
I’m always on the lookout for very commercial stories, fantastic characterisation and authors who have the ability to not only deliver consistently high-quality fiction but also to reach out directly to their fans. If it’s addictive, page-turning, uplifting, emotional and creates a world readers want to return to, I will want to read it!