posted on February 16th 2015 in 21ST CENTURY AUTHORS with 0 Comments /

Welcome to the fourth and final 21st Century Author event content session for 2015. Thirty-one authors and illustrators have been through the training this year, working on creating a coherent, engaging and audience appropriate school event.

What has been staggering to witness is how the event they create always has a unique feel and sets them apart from other authors on the school circuit, who might be writing for the same age group or within the same genre.

The authors on today’s session were: Aby King (Lupo and the Secret of Windsor Castle – Hodder Children’s Books), Faye Bird (My Second Life – Usborne Publishing), Billy Coughlan (Not Without My Whale – Maverick), Will Mabbitt (The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones – Puffin), Tom McLaughlin (The Accidental Prime Minister (Oxford University Press), Holly Bourne (Am I Normal Yet? – Usborne Publishing) and Julia Lee (The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard – Oxford University Press).

about the author: Phillip (PJ) Norman

PJ is a CIPD qualified learning and development specialist who has delivered personal development and managerial training to professionals within the fields of medicine, broadcasting, retail and publishing – across three continents. Ten years experience has equipped him with the ability to identify and create learning solutions to many of the problems people now face in their working lives. Having provided online management and coaching to authors on how to navigate the world of new media and marketing, PJ is acutely aware of the demands that writers contend with in the marketplace today. His knowledge of training best practice is teamed with a talent at creating punchy, interactive workshops and seminars – making PJ perfectly positioned to bring author-focused learning solutions to the heart of publishing.

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