Meet Mark Stibbe
Mark started writing when he was very young, publishing his first book - an anthology of poetry entitled "The Drawing out of Days" - when he was just 17. Since then, he has been a prolific author and professional writer, with over 50 books published, and countless articles in broadsheet newspapers, journals and magazines. In 2013, he switched from writing nonfiction to fiction and this resulted in the historical spy thriller "The Fate of Kings." He has a novella being published in 2019 entitled "King of Hearts - A Modern Morality Tale". In 2020, as the official storyteller for the Arokah Puzzle Game, he will publish the first in a series of Science Fiction Fantasy novels based around Arokah and starring Khali, an autistic, mixed-race hero. These are aimed at the 9-13 age group. Mark runs BookLab with his wife Cherith, a company dedicated to equipping aspiring writers to become great authors. He is a regular and much in demand speaker at workshops for writers and conferences in which the subjects of his books are featured. He has regularly been interviewed on BBC (Radio and TV), Channel 4 and other media, and writes articles for The Times. His whole life is devoted to books and to writing.
A Bit About Me
I fell in love with books when I was a boy. My dad was partly responsible. He was taught by CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien and handed their love of books onto me by reading the Chronicles of Narnia and Middle Earth out loud. No surprise then when I decided to study English Literature at Cambridge Uni, where I somehow managed to gain a senior scholarship and a double first. A PhD followed in storytelling which was published by Cambridge University Press in 1992. Nearly thirty years later, I have written and published over 50 books of nonfiction and fiction in all sorts of different genres, and I've had the privilege of helping hundreds of writers to get their work into a publishable state. I was very touched last year when the New York Times described me as "an acclaimed author". Now I want to pass on what I've learned to others, saving them the trouble of having to do all the research themselves. Happy writing!