Mark Leggatt – Jericho Writers
Jericho Writers
Box 321, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DL, United Kingdom
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Your Writing Mentor Mark Leggatt

Get expert advice from author and editor Mark Leggatt, who’s twice topped Blackwell’s bestseller list

Mark Leggatt is an author, editor and mentor, and several of his clients have gone on to gain agent representation. As an author, he has topped the Blackwell’s bestsellers twice and has appeared at literary festivals in the UK, EU and the USA.

He is the author of three contemporary thrillers on the shelves of Waterstones, and a writer of articles and short stories.

Alongside his work with The Scottish Book Trust, Mark has also featured in Book Week Scotland and #ScotLitFest. All of his work has been featured in the monthly international Scots Magazine (circ. 260,000), plus the national press.

He also performs improv author comedy with ‘Four Blokes in Search of a Plot’ in theatres, literary festivals, and online.

As an author, Mark is represented by Jon Wood of Rogers, Coleridge & White, and his latest novel ‘PENITENT’, a psychological crime thriller, will be online and on the high street bookshelves in the summer of ’23.

Specialises in: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction, crime and thriller, science fiction, fantasy, comic/satire, paranormal, historical, short stories, memoir, and book club fiction.

Mark provides tuition for our Mentoring Service.

Why we love Mark

We’ve loved working with Mark on our editorial services for a number of years, and are thrilled to offer mentoring with him. Mark’s expert encouragement and advice have helped countless writers over the years, bringing both his wide expertise and friendly, insightful approach to every project!

What Mark says about mentoring

If I’d been offered mentoring at the beginning of my career, I’d have leapt at the chance. It wouldn’t have made learning to write any easier, because all writers are different and we each do it our own way, but it would have made the process more efficient and focused. And fun!

Good books don’t happen by accident. They are down to hard work and dedication, and finding the best way for each particular writer can save a lot of time and effort.

No writer is the same, we all write from different experiences and in a different way. But every day is a school day, and every word you write takes you somewhere you’ve never been before. You never stop learning how to be a better writer, and mentoring is one of the best ways to learn, and get it straight from the horse’s mouth.

It’s none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way. – Ernest Hemingway


It’s fair to say that without Mark Leggatt I would not have become an author. Mark mentored me through the many difficult times when writing seemed too hard and plot inspiration more so. He found a way to push me forward, to tell me the home truths that I didn’t want to hear while building my confidence. He got me over the line, and made the process simple and even the re-writing enjoyable.

Gabriel Galletti (author of Best Served Cold)

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