Amanda Berriman was born in Germany and grew up in Edinburgh, reading books, playing music, writing stories and climbing hills. She teaches primary school music and lives on the edge of the Peak District with her family. Her debut novel ‘Home’ was published by Transworld in February this year. She met her agent, Jo Unwin, at FoW14. Having been to every Festival of Writing bar one, this is her first as a published author!
Susanna Wadeson commissions general non-fiction and crossover literary/commercial fiction for Bantam Press and Doubleday, imprints of Penguin Random House, publishing authors such as Richard Dawkins, Edward Stourton and Rachel Joyce. She was previously at ITV, heading up their book publishing and before that, Editorial Director at Boxtree Books, responsible for illustrated hardbacks. She began her career at Macmillan working on fiction, non-fiction and humour titles.
Debi Alper is an experienced tutor and editor who provides critiques, mentoring, Book Doctor sessions and creative writing workshops. She edits in all genres and many authors that she has worked with have been signed up with agents and gone on to see their books published. Tutor of the famous Jericho Writers’ Self-Editing course, Debi’s novels have been published by to critical acclaim. She has since set up her own imprint www.debialper.co.uk.