Apart from being an award-winning author I am a Writers Mentor, speaker, and a recognised independent Welsh Publisher.
Whilst being an author for over 30 plus years I have written and published approx. 24 books, including an award winning historical novel, a crime trilogy, mystery books and a series of 18 children's picture story books. I have also had a number of works included in assorted short story anthologies and poetry anthology books. Prior to being an author I was the developer and creator of an award winning website. I received the International Master Web Designers & Creators Golden Web Award for Design, Creativity and Content. For the website I wrote over 250 plus piece of factual information many of which were published in magazines, advertorials, and national newspapers. I was also commissioned to contribute to a number of 'A' Level Tutorial Booklets.
As a speaker my talks have covered a variety of topics, having taken place across numerous venues over many years. I adapt my talks to suit the age and experience of the audience. I am able to discuss such topics as what it is like to be an author, about my journey to achieving an Award for my first historical novel, learning how to write a book, details of the publishing world and how you can become an author, amongst many other aspects of the writing world.
When it comes to my mentoring side this takes on a dual purpose. As a mentor I work with writers of all ages, worldwide. I especially work with younger writers, (under 18) often publishing their completed manuscripts. Through my work I am able to help new and developing writers who are starting or have started their writing journey, as well as helping those established writers resolve any 'hiccups' they may have with their current work.
Part of the mentoring allows me to offer a variety of workshops on a group or one-to-one basis. During Covid these were all done via Zoom and sometimes still are. They are geared according to age, genre, and experience, etc. With youngsters I have workshops, such as Creating a Simple Picture Book at Home, and for the older writers 'How to Create a Novel in Ten Easy Steps.' The variety of workshops can also be adapted to the clients particular needs.
Besides mentoring I am able to offer reviewing/editing services, from chapter reviews, to line edits, and full edits, to proofreads. All are carried out with a view to presenting the best possible result prior to publication. I cover most genres and styles, including non-fiction, as I am experienced in writing styles of all kinds. I am also a recognised judge for writing competitions recently completing a number for the Romance Writers of Australia. Reviews relating to my books and services can be found on my websites.
Although I am based in Cardiff, Wales I will consider travelling to events so please feel free to contact me. Otherwise I can arrange for online workshops, talks etc. For details of what I and my organisation can offer you please check out my websites or feel free to email me direct at the emails shown below:
www.ann-brady.co.uk email@example.com Authors website
www.mentoringwriters.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org Mentors website for over 18 yrs writers
www.penandinkdesigns.co.uk email@example.com Publishers website
www.kids4kids.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org Mentors website for child writers