Cara Chimirri

Cara is Editorial Director at Embla Books the digital-first imprint of Bonnier Books and was formerly Senior Commissioning Editor at Avon. She publishes commercial fiction across a range of genres, with an equal focus on print and digital formats.

Before joining Avon, Cara was Commissioning Editor at Bookouture, where she published global digital bestsellers across crime and thriller, historical and women’s fiction. Cara is passionate about great storytelling and is always on the hunt for page-turning, commercial fiction that will make you laugh, cry, gasp out loud and desperate to press a copy into the hands of everyone you know.

Cara is passionate about giving authors a platform and taking their stories to a global readership, particularly when those stories and points of view are ones underrepresented in mainstream, commercial publishing. She is also committed to demystifying the processes of publishing and helping debut authors grow in confidence both editorially and as commercially savvy professional writers.

Cara is available for consultation or submission assessment.