Steve Voake

Kate Hubbard

Katherine Roberts

Royal Literary Fund Fellows

Do you need help with academic writing?

If so then you can book an appointment with one of the Royal Literary Fund Fellows. The Fellows are available by office appointment to help all members of the University – undergraduates and postgraduates alike – with queries and problems relating to the practical aspects of writing.

To arrange a meeting:

Please visit the Royal Literary Fund Office and sign up on the door for a convenient appointment.

You can find the RLF office in Room 237, Queen’s Building, telephone 01392 72 2450.

Steve Voake

Steve Voake is the award-winning author of several YA novels including The Dreamwalker's Child, The Starlight Conspiracy and Blood Hunters (Faber & Faber). He was longlisted for the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Prize in 2016. Steve has also written the Daisy Dawson and Hooey Higgins series for younger readers and Insect Detective, a non-fiction picture book. His books have been translated into many different languages. Steve is senior lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University and a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation. He has taught a writing master class for the Guardian and given talks on his work at various events including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cheltenham Literary Festival, Bath Literary Festival and Aberdeen Storytelling Festival.

Before writing his first novel, Steve was Headteacher of Kilmersdon Primary School. He lives with his family in Somerset.

Kate Hubbard

Kate Hubbard has written both for children and adults. Two short biographies, for children (Queen Victoria and Charlotte Bronte) were followed by a historical novel, Rubies in the Snow, the fictionalised diary of Anastasia Romanov, all published by Short Books. More recently she wrote Serving Victoria (Chatto & Windus, 2013), a non-fiction work for adults about Queen Victoria’s household, which was short-listed for the Costa biography prize. She is currently working on a book about Bess of Hardwick and the building of Hardwick Hall. She also writes occasional book reviews, works as a freelance editor and gives talks to schools about Queen Victoria.

Katherine Roberts

Katherine’s career as an internationally published children’s author began when she won the Branford Boase Award for her debut novel Song Quest (Element, 1999). Since then, she has written 16 books that aim to put the magic back into history for young readers, including the Seven Fabulous Wonders series (Harper Collins, 2001-06), and I am the Great Horse – the story of Alexander the Great from the horse’s mouth (Chicken House/Scholastic, 2007), a novel inspired by her previous job with racehorses. She graduated with first class honours in mathematics from Bath University and worked as a computer programmer in the 1980s, gaining skills that have helped her republish her backlist titles as ebooks and print-on-demand paperbacks in recent years. She also writes historical fiction with a touch of romance for older readers under the name ‘Katherine A Roberts’.

To find out more about Katherine Roberts and her books, please visit her website: www.katherineroberts.co.uk.

How to book a tutorial with Katherine at Penryn

use the online booking app: https://katherineroberts.youcanbook.me
or email: rlf@katherineroberts.co.uk or k.roberts2@exeter.ac.uk