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Alex Campbell – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Alex Campbell currently writes as Alex Cotter for children’s publisher Nosy Crow, with whom she has recently published two middle-grade novels. Her first middle-grade book, The House on the Edge was selected as a WHSmith Travel Book of the Month and chosen for the 'Read for Empathy' collection. She's also previously written YA novels with Hot Key Books as Alex Campbell. Her first YA novel, Land, was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016.

Alex has also worked within book PR, from author tours to helping to organise The Booker Prize, and for many years worked as a copywriter and communications consultant. She has over ten years’ experience as an editor and mentor with publishers and literary agencies and has also worked as a mentor on a scheme to build confidence in recently published authors. In addition, she has experience of running all kinds of talks and workshops, occasionally using some of her skills as a trained relationship counsellor.

Alex is passionate about helping inspire other writers to develop their creative talent, from sharing innovative processes and prompts to tailoring techniques and collaborations that can suit a wide range of individual writing styles and workshops.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) English and European Literature
  • CAM Certificate in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Direct Marketing

Professional Memberships

  • Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society
  • PLR
  • Society of Authors

Areas of expertise

  • Creative Writing
  • Writing for Young People
  • The children's publishing industry

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