Tales Post – Inside Stripes – Jesse Green


As part of my prize for winning the UKYABA for Champion Newcomer in March 2015 I was offered exclusivity on all Stripes titles and content as well as a wonderful book voucher and of course a beautiful award!









I thought to coincide with this it would be nice to gain an insight into the team at Stripes and get to know them and their department a little better.

To do this I tasked the lovely people at Stripes with a gruelling questionnaire…..okay maybe it wasn’t gruelling and kind of fun …. *evil laugh*

And Inside Stripes was born….


Over the course of the month Inside Stripes will aim to give people a look into the Stripes world, the team, their departments and more.

Here’s a little sneak peak at the Stripes Publishing office!

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Who are you?

Jesse Green


Which department do you work in?


What is the departments function at Stripes?

To publish fun and engaging Young Fiction and Young Adult Books

What is your job title?

Fiction Designer

Tell us a little about what you do or things you work on in your department.

I design and develop the covers and interiors for a range of titles across Stripes’ list

What are you currently working on whilst you are answering this questionnaire…if you are allowed to share?

Poppy’s Place – a brand new series about a cat cafe!

New Holly Webb titles – more kittens and puppies coming soon!

The next Steampunk Pirates and Elspeth Hart titles

And lots more!

.What is the favourite part of your job?

Making a book come to life through the design and illustrations and seeing the final printed book, fresh from the printers

Now it’s time for…..Quick-Fire Questions!

Describe yourself in 3 words

Creative, Friendly and little!

Favourite book?

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder


What’s your favourite place on earth?

Kyoto Japan during the cherry blossom season

What’s your favourite food?

Almost all Japanese food

Favourite word?


What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

My family

If you could time warp yourself to any point in history when would it be, who would you hang out with?

 Hanging out with cool cats like Bowie, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring at The Factory in the 1960s.

If you had a super power what would it be?

To fly

What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?

Fallen in a swimming pool fully dressed, in front of a boy I fancied!

Tell us something funny about another member of the Stripes Team!

Ali Ardington has a “man cube” on her desk!


Want to know more about the Stripes Publishing Team….find more blog posts by clicking on the links below…

Inside Stripes – Jessie Sullivan

Inside Stripes – Nik Bhatia

Inside Stripes – Ruth Bennett

Inside Stripes – Emily Hibbs

Inside Stripes – Jane Harris

Inside Stripes – Ali Ardington

Inside Stripes – Caroline Hill-Trevor

Inside Stripes – Hayley Castle

So there you have it! That’s wonderful Jesse Green!

A huge thank you to Jesse and all of Stripes Publishing who played along with my questionnaire idea! You are all awesome!

You can follow Stripes Publishing using @Stripesbooks

Or check out their awesome website – www.stripespublishing.co.uk

Check back soon for more Inside Stripes!



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