Jamie was originally a musician before being churned through the marketing and events machine, only to be spat out on the other side with the late onset realisation that he loved storytelling and always had. Although a reader of all genres, his real passion is in fantasy and science fiction. Co-host of the Write and Wrong Podcast, gamer and popcorn enthusiast.
If I were asked to pick the most distinct characteristic of humankind, I’d say storytelling. Storytelling is, to use a bit of a worn cliche, what makes us human. Reading has always been big in my life; and then came writing. Bad writing at first, then borderline bearable. But I wrote some more and met some amazing people who helped me write better. It can’t be done without a trusted group of readers and I truly believe in the power of the hive mind. Represented by Amber Caravéo of Skylark Literary Agency, my first book is currently out on submission.
Rebecca Rouillard was born in the UK, but grew up in South Africa, and worked as a graphic designer for ten years before she started writing. She has a first-class BA Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London, and was the Managing Editor of the Birkbeck Writers’ Hub for four years. Her writing has appeared in various online and print anthologies and her novel won the 2017 Mslexia Novel Competition. She currently works as a school librarian in South-West London and is writing MG fantasy. She is represented by Julia Churchill at AM Heath.
Chrissy Sturt has a Double First in History from The Queen’s College, Oxford University. From there she went straight into journalism, working first on daily newspapers and then for BBC News where she spent 17 busy years as a senior broadcast journalist. With a particular focus on historic settings, her flash fiction and short stories have been short listed by The Writers Bureau, Flash 500 and Write Mentor. She’s a member of the Golden Egg Academy and looks forward to helping you elevate your work to the next level. She lives in Hampshire with one husband, two kids and innumerable annoying animals.
Creative writing was part of Andrew's BA Humanities degree at Mid Glamorgan University. His play, YOU'VE BEEN A WONDERFUL AUDIENCE was performed at Barons Court Theatre in 2008. He was the co-writer and performer in the immersive pop up theatre show, THE TEATIME WONDER GAME. In 2014, he completed the Writing For Children course at City University - tutored by Tamsyn Murray. In 2016, he completed the Children's Writing Workshop at City Lit - tutored by Lou Kuenzler.