Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd was launched in 2009 by Steve Bicknell and has been gaining momentum over the last few years.

Maverick has over 250 titles across the formats of picture books, early readers, graphic reluctant readers, junior fiction and middle grade.  We believe that, with everyone leading such busy lifestyles, it is important for children to spend time with adults sharing and engaging over books.

At Maverick we have a strong ethos of championing new authors and emerging illustrators, with a big emphasis on supporting them once their book is published. If you would like to submit your own stories to Maverick, then please visit our submissions page.


- Meet the Team -

Steve Bicknell

Managing Director

Steve is the driving force behind Maverick, with a huge enthusiasm for everything he does. He delves into all aspects of the business but particularly handles the marketing and sales side.

Karen Bicknell

Finance Director

Karen keeps on top of the business finances and plays an important role in decision-making within the company.

India Holden

Junior Editor

India works primarily on the early readers, often juggling working on many books at once. She not only works on the editorial side of the readers but also does the layouts and design.

Kimara Nye

Managing Editor

Kim has been with Maverick since the beginning. She runs the editorial side of the business, with a special focus on picture books.

Aimee Hayes


Aimee spearheads the junior fiction and middle grade, working with the authors to hone their texts into masterpieces! She also handles a lot of the design work at Maverick.

Kate Collier

Marketing Assistant

Kate keeps on top of all the data and publicity - a daunting task! She is also the voice behind Maverick's social media.


Maverick Mutt

Mocha is Kim's dog. She is a collie x poodle. She is in the office full-time and is tennis ball mad! She often does rounds of the office, trying to persuade someone to play with her.

Poppy & Twix

Part-time Maverick Mutts

Poppy is Steve and Karen's dog. She is a rescue from Ireland and has a distinct dislike of anyone in a florescent jacket. Twix is Kim's family dog and is very much 'Miss Perfect'.