Who you learn from, who you write with, matters. You’ll choose your coach from our team of bestselling fiction authors whose books have hit the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller lists. They’ll help you write your bestseller now!
Evie Wyld is the award-winning author of four novels and a memoir. She is the only novelist ever to have won both the Miles Franklin Award and The Stella Prize for fiction in Australia. She is also the recipient of The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, a Betty Trask Award, the European Union Prize, the Jerwood Fiction Prize and the Encore Award.
El, or L.R. Lam, is the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of nine novels, with three more under contract. Their books include the epic fantasy romance Dragonfall, the beginning of the Dragon Scales trilogy, cyberpunk near-future thrillers, space opera novels and a near-future thriller.
Katie Khan is the author of two speculative fiction novels, Hold Back the Stars and The Light Between Us, published in the UK by Penguin Random House and in the US by Simon & Schuster. Her debut novel Hold Back the Stars is being adapted for film by the producers of Stranger Things. Katie’s books have been translated into more than twenty languages and nominated for awards. Katie is creative director at The Novelry.
Gina Sorell is the author of The Wise Women (HarperCollins), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Good Morning America Buzz Book, a People Magazine Best New Book Pick, and Washington Post Summer Selection. Her debut novel Mothers and Other Strangers was a Refinery29 and Self Magazine Best Book Pick.
Tara Conklin is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, personal essays and short stories. Her books have been selected by Read with Jenna, the Today Show book club, Barnes & Noble book club, Target book club, as a #1 IndieNext Pick and other accolades. Her work has been translated into 8 languages. She is based in Seattle.
You’ll work with professional publishing editors formerly at Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster. When your novel is ready, The Novelry will act on your behalf to make personal introductions to leading literary agencies that represent bestselling authors like Meg Wollitzer, Madeleine Miller, Liane Moriarty, Celeste Ng, Michael Ondaatje, Richard Osman, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Pullman, Tess Gerritsen and more.
Lizzy Goudsmit Kay
Before joining The Novelry, Lizzy Goudsmit Kay was a Senior Commissioning Editor at Transworld Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House, home to general fiction authors including Kate Atkinson, Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, Lee Child, Richard Dawkins, Paula Hawkins, Rachel Joyce and Sophie Kinsella.
Simran Sandhu was an Editor at Macmillan Children’s Books where she worked on groundbreaking and award-winning children’s and YA titles including Pooja Puri’s A Dinosaur Ate My Sister, the first title selected for the Marcus Rashford Book Club and the How to be a Hero series by Cat Weldon.
Booker Prize-listed, winner of The Betty Trask Prize, Le Prince Maurice and longlisted for other awards too, the Wall Street Journal described Louise Dean as one of the world’s top five most underrated authors. Her standing as an author of literary fiction combined with her love of the craft of writing, and care for her writing students has earned her plaudits from publishing industry professionals, literary agencies and the Nobel Laureate for Literature.