Wednesday, October 28th at 19:00 – 21:00 At Blackwell’s Bookshop
An evening discussion exploring the diverse and competitive industry of the Children’s Book Trade, with panel experts Julia Churchill, Charlotte Guillain and Abbie Rushton.
The panel will be discussing all aspects of writing and publishing for children of all ages, sharing their tips, stories and advice. Julia Churchill is Children’s Agent at one of the UK’s leading literary agencies, A M Heath. With over ten years experience of working as a literary agent in Children’s publications, Julia Churchill represents some of the finest children’s writing talent in the world. Authors represented include Sarah Crossan, Cat Clarke, Noel Streatfield and Holly Webb.
Charlotte Gullain is a prolific author of children’s fiction, non-fiction and picture books. Her latest series of books feature a boy called George and his adventures, with the latest in the series ‘Socks for Santa’ out now. Charlotte also worked for years within the children’s publishing industry as a commissioning editor.
Abbie Rushton is a teen fiction writer, her debut novel ‘Unspeakable’ was published by Little Brown in February this year with her second novel ‘Consumed’ due for publication April 2016. In her daytime job Abbie works as an editor in Primary School Education books, offering editorial knowledge in the children’s non-fiction market.
I started The Oxford Editors in 2007 to help writers at every stage and in every genre. We have a strong academic tradition as well as working with writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We also help children's writers, playwrights, screen writers and business writers.
We offer a wide set of services for writers from mentoring, manuscript assessment, copy editing, proof reading, ghost writing, query letter writing, literary agent search, and much more. We will write your blog for you, perfect that speech or help you self-publish that book. If you write, our team of published authors, publishing industry experts and academics can help you.
I am an award-winning writer and editor working on academic, non-fiction and fiction manuscripts. I regularly work with fiction and children’s writers as well as doctoral students. I have also edited books and papers for academics throughout the world, and for many authors at publishers including Oxford University Press, Harvard University Press and Yale University Press. I have also guided many writers of fiction to publishing success. I am an author, ghost writer and an international journalist. After the publication of my book, Unveiled: Love and Death Among the Ayatollahs, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei condemned me as ‘a notorious man-hater’ for the book’s strong attack on the violation of women’s rights in Iran.
I also work with writers as a mentor and I have guided authors of fiction, non-fiction and academic works. My latest book, a crime thriller, will be published soon.
I worked for many years at The Financial Times, The Independent and The Guardian and has been a regular contributor to The Economist. I have also written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The South China Morning Post and many other newspapers and magazines worldwide. I have appeared on the BBC – including Radio 4’s the Today programme and on Newsnight.
I have edited several major academic studies, and also edited books by professors at Oxford and Harvard – among others. As well as writing fiction for adults and children. I have also written several screenplays.
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