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  novelist                             scriptwriter

 

Margaret James is a British writer of
historical & contemporary fiction with 19
commercially published novels & many short
stories and articles on the art of writing.

She's also a journalist for the UK’s
Writing
Magazine
,
in which she writes a Fiction
Focus
column & Author Interview feature for each issue. Margaret also teaches Creative Writing for the London School of Journalism.


Margaret James

 


Pete Simpson

Born Sheffield. After gaining his PhD, Pete & wife Vanessa relocated to Laguna Beach CA. US executive positions led to founding businesses & writing best-selling business books with novels at weekends (1 published).

5 years ago he switched to full-time writing of British & American screenplays & plays.
 
Shortlisted in many competitions Pete's ready to take the next step up the writing ladder.
 
 

                  19 Published Novels & 1 non-fiction  (latest first)
Girl in Red Velvet                 Magic Sometimes Happens
(Non-fiction - The Creative Writing Student's Handbook)
The Wedding Diary             
The Golden Chain
The Silver Locket                  Loves Me, Loves Me Not
The Penny Bangle                The Long Way Home
The Morning Promise           Elegy for a Queen
Hallowed Ground                  The Final Reckoning
The Ash Grove                      A Green Bay Tree
A Special Inheritance            The Snake Stone
Fortune’s Favourite Child     Treasures of Existence
A Touch of Earth

Born in Hereford, Margaret gained her MA in English Literature at Queen Mary College, London & now lives in Devon.

                              www.twitter.com/majanovelist
                    www.facebook.com/margaret.james.5268
                     www.margaretjamesblog.blogspot.com

                      More detail at www.vpsimpson.com
His work spans several genres.  Credits include:
The Wedding Diary. Publisher-commissioned screenplay adaptation from Margaret's novel.
Grit. 2018 Hollywood Fresh Voices comp. Judge’s scorecard (A to D): A for Premise, Marketability, Castability.
2018 Rocliffe/BAFTA comp judge  "...original premise... strong dialogue... interesting characters."
Utter Madness. Semi-finalist Hollywood Filmmakers Int. competition.
Lennie's World Rehearsed reading production at Actors & Writers Club London.
Dancing in Santa Fé. Rehearsed reading production at Cygnet Theatre Exeter.
Girls without Parachutes. Published novel.

He is also collaborating with Margaret on new screenplay projects.