children's publishing development, The Listening Planet
Rachel Cooke is an award-winning writer and editor of children's non-fiction. A former publisher at Hachette UK, she brings a wealth of experience and market knowledge to her creative work. She likes to use story elements in conveying information and relishes working with subject experts, both as author and as editor. Her love of nature’s sounds, particularly birdsong, led her to working with the Listening Planet. She sees it as a wonderful opportunity to inspire future generations with a lifelong fascination for the environment and the importance of protecting it.