Meet Your Course Leaders for this Event
David Luddington is a published writer of six comedy novels with a seventh due out shortly. His books are regularly in the Best Seller charts and critics have frequently compared his writing to PG Wodehouse, Douglas Adams and Tom Sharpe among others.
David spent many years training sales and marketing executives for a variety of Blue Chip companies and now, in addition to being a full time novelist, he teaches creative writing locally in the Alpujarras.
His unique system of Conflict Loops was developed as an easy to understand way of writing compelling narrative for all genres and has helped many writers to lift their skills to the next level.
David’s sessions on how to write to a market and promoting books are particularly popular. David has acted as Marketing Consultant for several publishing companies.
Tansy Roake is a specialist in Social Media, and the owner of the PR company, Social Media for Authors. Her knowledge of this highly fluid environment has helped many authors create a web presence and generate real interest in their books. She specialises in working one-to-one with authors, helping them create and manage their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, creating content and general marketing. She also helps with guidance on Amazon’s Author Platforms and will work with authors to set up blogging accounts and Press Releases.
Social Media is now the biggest factor in driving activity for the new author. So much so, that nearly all publishers, traditional or indie, will these days insist on an active social media presence from an author before they will even consider taking them on.
Rebecca has taught Creative Writing at the Universities of Hertfordshire, Reading and Brighton in the UK. She has edited fiction and non-fiction and written for Bradt travel guides and The Times Higher Educational Supplement. She has published in forums Including The Reader magazine and Chester University’s Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. Her work currently focuses on writing about natural and man-made heritage. In 2017 she published Curiosities from the Cabinet: Objects and Voices from Britain’s Museums.
Rebecca has co-edited and/or contributed to three books for museum and university professionals published by Ashgate in 2010, 2013 and 2015, been published in peer-reviewed journals and spoken at national and international conferences.
Most recently she has taught sessions on object handling and collections-based university-level teaching for Reading University.
Sarah has been the Commissioning Editor for Mirador Publishing for over ten years and has a keen publisher’s eye. She has personally helped over 500 authors successfully bring their books through to the market.
In addition, she has written and published over twenty books of her own and is highly regarded in the LGBTQ genre where her books have often caused critical acclaim as well as at times, significant controversy.
In the mainstream, Sarah’s writing has been likened to Tom Clancy and L.T. Ryan. Sarah frequently runs classes on Self-Publishing and how to take a book from completed manuscript through to the bookshop.