Margrete Lamond began her publishing career at Scholastic Press in 2002, where she built an award-winning list. Publisher at Little Hare Books/Hardie Grant Egmont from 2006 to 2017, she is currently Creative Director and Publisher at Dirt Lane Press. Her focus is quality picture-books for which her internationally acclaimed authors and illustrators continue to win awards. Lamond is also a published author, most notably Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Tatterhood and Other Feisty Folktales, a re-imagined Nutcracker and most recently The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear. Lamond has a keen interest in the not-for-profit publishing model as the way of the future for publishing. She holds a Master’s degree in children’s literature, conducts workshops in narrative illustration and her special interests are evolutionary approaches to the aesthetics of picture-book illustration on which she has presented papers at an international level.