Details of our short courses...
Steve Hartley is the author of the Danny Baker Record Breaker series published by Macmillan Children's Books. The World's Biggest Bogey was long-listed for the 2010 Waterstones' Book Prize. A brand new series will be published by Macmillan in 2013.
He has presented at numerous events throughout the UK and Ireland, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Northern Children's Book Festival, as well as dozens of other festival, school and library visits.
Born and bred in Manchester, he now lives in Lancashire with his wife and daughter. He shoots arrows for fun, and takes silliness very seriously.
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David was an air traffic controller until he retired. The last twenty years of his career were spent as an instructor at the UK's main college of air traffic control in Bournemouth. His ATC experience gave him the background for his highly-regarded novel, "Prestwick".
Upon retirement David set about becoming a novelist. He has now had twenty books published by small independent presses in the UK, Canada and USA. Late in 2012 his UK publisher ceased trading, but he was quickly contacted by two other companies wanting to reissue some of his books. Early in 2013 he signed with Cloudberry, who have reissued six of his novels.
David has been attending Swanwick for the past six years and is excited by the prospect of running this workshop.
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Kate McCormick has been writing technical non-fiction for the past fifteen years and has published a number of textbooks and articles under her own name. She has been writing creatively since 2006 as Elizabeth Ducie and has won or been placed in a number of competitions. She has co-authored two anthologies of short stories, has recently graduated with an MA in Creative Writing, and has just completed her first novel, set in Russia.
Kate also has an MBA and has been running a consultancy practice with her husband for more than twenty years. She has presented sessions on 'Business Skills' and 'Writing as a Small Business' three times previously at Swanwick. She posts occasional articles on the same subject on her blog.
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A police officer from the age of 19 serving in the Royal Hong Kong Police, The Met, Surrey, Thames Valley and Bedfordshire, retiring as chief constable. Since retiring he has concentrated on writing. Changing Policing - Revolution not Evolution was published in 2002 and The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure (publisher Robert Hale) in 2009. He has written two crime thrillers which can be tasted on his website.
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Stella is currently working on 51st novel and is already published by HarperCollins, Michael O'Mara, Mills & Boon, Allison and Busby to name but a few. She has written sixteen crime books, eights books of short stories, and four How-Tos, as well as over 300 short stories published in national magazines and the BBC. Stella has won the Woman's National short story competition, the Art of Writing competition in the London Magazine judged by Sheridan Morley and other national competitions. Sadly, the film option on her cruise crime series is now a vague memory. She is a descendent of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright.
9:30-10:30 & 2:15-3:15
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu
Each day there is a selection of two-part courses for you to choose from, each lead by an expert tutor. The courses cover a range of genres and subjects, from non-fiction to novels, performance to poetry. Follow your favourite area throughout the week, or branch out and try something new - the choice is yours.
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7 - 13 August 2010