‘Fiona has long been one of the best publicists I know, combining hard work and attention to detail with intuition, intellect and humour. As a consequence, I always sit up and take notice when she emails me, and talking to her about books is always a pleasure.’
Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

‘Working with Fiona has had a transformative effect on my profile. She has an unfailing, unsleeping eye for an opportunity and always maximises the effort-to-exposure ratio. You might find yourself up a mountain at her suggestion, or in some unlikely locale doing things you never imagined, but you’ll always feel like it was worth your while when you see the results.’
Chris Brookmyre, Crime Writer

Fiona has played a major part in helping the Edinburgh International Book Festival grow into the most influential literary festival in the world. The Book Festival in particular and British publishing in general – both are considerably stronger thanks to Fiona’s insight, passion, and fierce commitment to everything she does as a publishing professional.’
Nick Barley, Director, EIBF

‘Fiona Brownlee has raised the profile of Greystone Books in the UK media from a level close to non-existent to reaching The Sunday Times bestseller list.  We have gained coverage in the trade press, on national radio and TV, and also in specialist publications as a result of her efforts. She’s proven to be an invaluable asset for Greystone and we have no doubt Fiona has the ability to excel in any business and professional environment given the opportunity. Fiona’s a unique talent and her work has been essential to Greystone’s recent international successes.
Rob Sanders, Publisher, Greystone Books Ltd

We found Fiona’s approach to PR imaginative, and her network of contacts extremely impressive. Tim’s work was superb with close attention to details, again making new connections for the festival and allowing us to reach new markets. I have no hesitation in recommending Brownlee Donald Associates highly’
Jenny Brown, Chair, Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival

‘you are amazing at what you do and have the highest reputation’
Angie Crawford, Area Manager, Waterstones, Scotland

”Working with Fiona on global launches of Pegasus’ titles was incredibly rewarding.  Whether it was an American, Canadian or Israeli author, she was able to quarterback U.K. media and secure some of the toughest bookings, whether it was Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, a news story in THE SUNDAY TIMES or coveted serials in THE DAILY MAIL.  Professional and dynamic, you can’t go wrong with Fiona as your British media partner’
Jessica Case, associate publisher, Pegasus Books, New York

I’ve worked closely with Fiona on a number of innovative campaigns with some of Scotland’s biggest authors, including Val McDermid, Louise Welsh, Denise Mina, Ian Rankin and Chris Brookmyre. She has a knack for pulling off the impossible, delivering eye-catching projects and facilitating features within ridiculously short timeframes – and she is always a pleasure to deal with.’
Jason Allardyce, Scotland Editor, The Sunday Times

‘‘you are a dynamo of brilliance’
Susie Dowdall, Daily Mail

I’ve worked with Fiona in various capacities. At Bloody Scotland I’ve witnessed her PR skills first hand and she also pitches authors to me for Aye, Write ranging from debut to big names. Fiona always brings passion and intelligence to everything she works on and has a professional, can-do approach which leads to excellent results.’
Bob McDevitt, Festival Director, Aye Write and Bloody Scotland

‘I’ve worked with Fiona for almost twenty years and there is no-one better connected in the world of books in Scotland. We’ve worked together on a long range of projects, most recently for Scottish Field where it’s been a fruitful collaboration. Professional, easy to work with, and somebody who always delivers in a timely manner, I’d thoroughly recommend working with Fiona.’ 
Richard Bath, Editor, Scottish Field

‘you are fucking brilliant at your job, Fiona’
Denise Mina, Crime Writer

‘I’ve worked with Fiona in a number of capacities over the past decade and she has always delivered exceptional results. She managed the PR for my first major non-fiction book Fallen Glory, and secured an incredible range of coverage, from reviews all across the mainstream media – including the Times, the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph – to slots on key radio programmes including BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week and the Today programme. Fiona’s tireless dedication and commitment also helped secure a US rights sale to Picador.’
James Crawford, Publisher, Author and TV presenter

‘Thank you for always being alert and ready to respond…you must work 24/7! Respect woman!’
Lene Wold, Author

‘It was wonderful to have Fiona championing the books. She did a brilliant job and, though she worked me hard, I look forward to the next time.’
Polly Samson, Author


‘Tim Donald brings to his work a great combination of hard-nosed marketing nous and a deep emotional intelligence. People enjoy doing business with him, not just because he’s a lovely guy, but because they know they are working with a consummate professional at the top of his game.’
Kenny Farquharson, The Times (formerly Deputy Editor of The Scotsman)

‘I worked closely with Tim at Scotland on Sunday for ten years and during that time he was unfailing upbeat and positive, and always responded to challenges with a bulging contacts book and a can-do attitude. Tim has a very low-key, steady approach to problem solving and never makes a drama but gets things done. It was a pleasure working with him.’
Richard Bath, Editor, Scottish Field

Tim is a hard-working, talented marketing professional and a thoroughly nice guy. He takes time to really understand business needs and consistently delivers effective marketing solutions that provide tangible commercial results. I cannot recommend Tim highly enough.’
Andrew Vipond, Consultant, H&A


‘We would thoroughly recommend Fiona Brownlee as a consistently hard-working rights professional at bookfairs. Currently handling rights for smaller Scottish-based publishers, she is making a huge difference to the profile and visibility of those companies already.’
Marion Sinclair, CEO, Publishing Scotland

‘the Scottish publishing world is benefiting greatly from Fiona Brownlee’s bold and timely move to set herself up as a rights professional.   Her experience and range of international contacts coupled with her enthusiasm for and knowledge of writing from Scotland make her the ideal ambassador.  Fiona is utterly professional, hard working, brilliant at closing a deal, and her charm and sense of fun make her a delight to work with.’
Jenny Brown, Literary Agent

one of the smartest and nicest sub rights directors’
Charlie Spicer, Publisher, St Martins, US

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