Loreley was working for an international press agency in 2014 when one of her manuscripts was discovered by an agent. Subsequently, the multilingual fiction and children’s books writer was offered a contract with a traditional publisher, but instead decided to use her experience in journalism and marketing to found her own publishing label; Littwitz Press. Loreley’s books have been translated into various languages and reached #1 in Italy as well as the top 3 in the German Amazon bestseller charts.
LITTWITZ PRESS is not a traditional publisher, but a team platform comprising of twenty-three experienced authors and fellow creative professionals (marketers, cover artists, editors and so on), based all around the world. Together, the team helps each author turn his or her manuscript into a stunning product. The company’s concept is based on mutual support amongst all the authors on board. This, combined with the pooled knowledge and team spirit from our associated professionals, means that a Littwitz author not only gets to keep 100% of their royalties, but has a beautiful book to market. (Littwitz Press is currently not open for new submissions.)
Sophie has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster. Her first novel, The Generation Game (Legend Press) was published August 2011. It won the Yeovil Literary Prize as a work-in-progress (2006) and the Luke Bitmead Bursary (2010). This Holey Life (Legend Press) published August 2012 was runner-up in the Harry Bowling Prize as a work-in-progress (2008). Bright Stars was published in 2015 and was longlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize. Her fourth novel for Legend, Betsy and Lilibet, will be published in October 2018. Sophie also writes as Lizzie Lovell for Allen and Unwin. The Juniper Gin Joint was published in July 2018, a story of family, friends, and …gin.
Sophie runs workshops for Creative Writing Matters and appraises manuscripts for emergent novelists. She also offers a mentoring scheme for writers who want to change course or who need a push in the right direction. Several of her clients have gone on to secure publishing deals.
Ian is an avid reader and is the founder of Devon Book Club, a network of over 3000 book lovers. He regularly reviews books for the network and facilitates events to bring readers and writers together. He has attended workshops with and for writers and has extensive connections with the literary community in Devon. His career as a dragon has been limited to date as he is still learning how to breath fire.