Sally’s experience in the book trade began over thirty years ago in New Zealand where she started in bookselling for the University Book Shop chain.
She moved on to various sales and marketing roles in publishing in New Zealand and Australia – making the move across the Tasman in the early 1980s to join legal publisher CCH Australia. She also worked for several years at the Australian Museum as collection manager of the wildlife photographic collection. This role included close involvement in the Museum’s publishing program.
Returning to publishing in the early 1990s Sally worked as commissioning editor and freelance project manager for various publishers before establishing the Calidris Literary Agency.