Amanda Brooke

Biography

Amanda Brooke is a Liverpool author whose first book, Yesterday's Sun was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2012. She continues to write novels with strong themes surrounding motherhood and family relationships and, after thirty years in local government, became a full time writer in 2016. Amanda will tell you she never dreamt of becoming an author and only turned to writing to help her deal with the grief of losing her young son when she was forty. When Amanda isn't writing, she volunteers for the Alder Centre which offers support to bereaved parents and is a great advocate for using creative writing as therapy

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Genre

Contemporary fiction

Publications & Performance History

Amanda's novels include Yesterday's Sun (2012), Another Way to Fall (2013), Where I Found You (2014), The Missing Husband (2015), The Child's Secret (2016), The Goodbye Gift (2016), The Affair (2017), The Bad Mother (2018), plus two novellas, all published by HarperCollins. Articles for The Guardian and The Sunday Mail and various magazine short stories.

Workshop & Reading Experience

Author talks and readings at various North West libraries and literary festivals. University / college talks on the writing and editing process. Judging writing competitions

Reference

c/o Jaime Frost, Marketing and PR, HarperCollins

Group size preference

20 to 30

Group age preference

16+

Working languages

English

Area prepared to travel

North West but other areas considered

North West Libraries

Librarians in the North West have pioneered partnership working to encourage new readers into libraries. Time To Read is a partnership of librarians engaged in reader development activity in public library authorities in the North West Region. 22 public library authorities in the region currently support Time To Read.

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