Suzy Greaves is the editor at Psychologies magazine and has written for most of the glossies you see at your newsagent too. She’s unconventional and fearless and she’s rubbing shoulders with everyone from the Dalai Lama to Robert De Niro.
She says, “My dream was always to become a professional writer. And despite being turned down by journalism school because I couldn’t spell I went on to be a prolific freelance journalist and health editor of two national magazines – and now editor of Psychologies magazine.
“After becoming a life coach in 2000, I then went on to write three books – one which was rejected by the publisher on submission (I had to pay back the advance which I had spent!) and two which have gone on to be steady best sellers, translated into four languages! I believe that with encouragement, inspiration and learning the skill, we can achieve our writing goals and dreams. It’s not always easy and that’s why joining a club like this can really help.
Caroline Green is an award winning author of fiction for young people.
Her first novel, Dark Ride won the RONA Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. Cracks and Hold Your Breath were shortlisted for eleven awards between them including: The Amazing Book Award; The Catalyst Book Award The Leeds Book Award; The Hampshire Book Award; Sefton Super Reads, the Oldham Book Award and The Stockport Book Award.
Caroline has been a journalist for over twenty years and has written for many broadsheet newspapers and glossy magazines. She is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and teaches Creative Writing for Children at City University.
Lucy Atkins is an award winning author and feature journalist.
Her new novel, The Other Child, is the story of devastating secrets in a marriage, and is out now. The Sunday Times called her début novel, The Missing One, a ‘gripping page turner’. It was Psychologies Magazine’s book club pick and reached number 11 on the UK paperback bestseller chart.
Lucy is the author, co-author, or ghostwriter of eight non-fiction books and is a Sunday Times book critic. She has written features for UK newspapers including The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Express, The Times, and magazines such as Red, Woman & Home, Psychologies and Grazia.
Michael Booth is the award-winning, best-selling author of five works of non-fiction, as well as a journalist, broadcaster and speaker.
He has written for all of the UK broadsheet newspapers, as well as numerous magazines in the UK and abroad including Condé Nast Traveller and Monocle, for whom he is currently a correspondent. His books have been translated into several languages. He writes predominantly about travel, food, France, Japan and the Nordic region.
Elizabeth Heathcote is the Associate editor at Psychologies magazine.
She has extensive experience as a freelance writer, editor and staff writer. She knows the profession from both sides of the fence and will show you how to jump it. Elizabeth says, “I know what editors are looking for – and as a writer I know how hard it can be to provide it.”