Author Journeys – Inpress Day

£2 per person

Suitable for ages 16+

Inpress Presents… Tricks of the Trade: A Guide to the World of Publishing

Join authors Harriet Evans, Daniel James, Guy Mankowski and Nancy Revell as they discuss their journey to becoming published authors.

In this intriguing and informative session, the authors will talk about how much work it takes to become a published writer, the different routes to being published and offer some advice and tips for budding authors.

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About the authors

Daniel James

Daniel James is a writer, journalist and magazine editor, living and working in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, in the UK. His debut novel – The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas – will be published by Dead Ink Books in 2018. Daniel is the founder and editor of The Bleed, an independent multidisciplinary arts magazine with contributors from New York and Japan. In 2016, he was a member of the Live Theatre Writers Group and completed his first full-length play. As a journalist, Daniel was a finalist for the Press Association UK Young News Writer of the Year, before going on to work as a senior reporter on a daily newspaper and feature writer for The Culture Magazine.

Nancy Revell

Nancy Revell is the author of The Shipyard Girls series, which is set in the north-east of England during World War Two. Nancy is a former journalist who worked for all the national newspapers, providing them with hard-hitting news stories and in-depth features. She also wrote amazing and inspirational true life stories for just about every woman’s magazine in the country. When she first started writing The Shipyard Girls series, Nancy relocated back to her hometown of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, along with her husband, Paul, and their English Bull Mastiff, Rosie. They now live just a short walk away from the beautiful award-winning beaches of Roker and Seaburn, within a mile of where the books are set.


Guy Mankowski

Guy Mankowski trained as a psychologist and was singer in the London band Alba Nova. His debut novel, The Intimates, was chosen as a ‘Must Read’ title by New Writing North’s Read Regional campaign. His second novel, Letters From Yelena, was researched in the world of Russian ballet, adapted for the stage and used in GCSE training material by Osiris Educational. His third novel, How I Left The National Grid, was written as part of a PhD at Northumbria University. In 2017, his fourth novel, An Honest Deceit, topped Amazon charts and was adapted for Audible. He is currently undertaking a tour of library events after the book was chosen as a New Writing North Read Regional title.


Harriet Evans

Harriet Evans grew up in London. As a child she loved reading and making up stories. In her twenties she was lucky enough to get a job as a secretary at a publishers and instantly realised working with books was what she’d always wanted to do. She was a fiction editor for ten happy years but left in 2009 to write full time. The Wildflowers is Harriet’s tenth novel and has been picked as a Richard and Judy 2018 book club read.


WRITE Festival 2018

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 12 – 25 May 2018.

The Festival is jam-packed with events and workshops for people of all ages to enjoy. Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme.

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