Introducing the Speakers at ‘You’ve Written A Book; Now What?’

Our exclusive event ‘You’ve Written A Book: Now What?’ is drawing closer, and we still have some spaces left for aspiring authors who would like to receive expert advice about getting their work published.

The information day is taking place on Sunday 22nd October, 10:00am – 4.30pm, and will be hosted by a panel of publishing experts:

Helena Attlee writes non-fiction books and magazine features. She has also worked as commissioning editor in educational publishing, designed and led tours to gardens all over the world and taught academic writing in universities. Her latest book, The Land Where Lemons Grow, was a Sunday Times bestseller, Radio 4 Book of the Week, and winner of the 2015 Guild of Food Writers Food Book of the Year.

Tom Bullough grew up on a hill farm in Radnorshire. He has written four novels – most recently Addlands, which was the John Sandoe book of the year in 2016 and, among other things, has received its own sermon in Westminster Abbey. Tom is a Visiting Fellow at the University of South Wales and the RLF Fellow at Swansea University. He now lives in the Brecon Beacons.

Bob Fowke has written over seventy non-fiction books for children and has been published by many major UK publishers, most recently by Hodder Headline. With collaborators, he has twice won the Copus Prize for a science book for children. He is editorial director of YouCaxton Publications, founded five years ago, which specialises in helping authors to self-publish quality work.

Edward Milford has worked in publishing for over 35 years, mainly in the professional and academic sector, and is a former Chair of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG).  His science publishing company was Independent Publisher of the Year in 2010. Since the sale of the company to Routledge, Edward has worked as a consultant and non-executive director for a range of publishers, and is currently the IPG’s Development Director. He is a Trustee of the Bleddfa Centre.

Caroline Sanderson is an author and freelance books journalist, who has also worked as a bookseller for Waterstones and as Head of Publicity at Penguin. Now Associate Editor of The Bookseller, she is also the magazine’s non-fiction expert. The author of five non-fiction books of her own, Caroline also co-hosts a monthly book club on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. She is a Trustee of the Bleddfa Centre.

K J Whittaker is the Carnegie Medal nominated author of six young adult novels published by Walker Books under the name Katy Moran. “False Lights”, her first novel written as KJ Whittaker is published in September 2017. Katy works part-time at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan, and lives in Shropshire.

Debbie Young is an independent author and Publications Manager and UK Ambassador of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Her latest non-fiction book is How to Get Your Self-published Book into Bookstores, and her latest novel is Trick or Murder?, the second in her self-published Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries series. She is also founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival and co-host of BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s monthly Book Club.

We have decided to extend the earlybird offer (£40pp) until Monday 16th October; after this date the cost is £45. Ticket includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Contact us on 01547 550377 or hello@bleddfacentre.org, or download the booking form here.