Speakers, Experts and Presenters
Graham Maw Christie represents talent across a wide range of topics from popular culture and science to cookery and wellness. Our authors and experts have spoken at numerous literary festivals and events including Hay Festival, Chipping Norton Literary Festival, Isle of Wright Literary Festival, Bath Literary Festival and Marlborough Festival. They have also appeared extensively on TV and are often approached by brands to collaborate on campaigns.
Below is a list of some of our current and forthcoming authors who are available to speak at festivals and events.
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Inspirational Life Stories
Raynor's debut THE SALT PATH is the incredible story of her walk along the South West Costal Path after personal tragedy. An award-winning, bestselling memoir, it has inspired thousands of people. She regularly attends literary festivals to discuss her journey through nature and how it helped to inspire and heal her.
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Psychiatrist, Professor Emerita and author of THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE, Linda speaks on how experiencing depression helped her become a better doctor, and why health care services radically need to change the way they interact with people with mental health problems if they are going to provide effective help. See this link to a talk Linda gave in Oxford for the Annual Disability Lecture.
Juliet Blaxland is an architect, a published writer, cartoonist and illustrator. She grew up in a remote part of Suffolk and now lives on the cliff edge of the easternmost part of England in a house known as the Easternmost House. Her book the THE EASTERNMOST HOUSE looks her life on the edge of the cliff and examines the results of coastal erosion, mortality, and a way of life that may be changing forever.
Cathryn is a bestseeling writer of memoirs, both her own and as a ghost writer. Her first book COMING CLEAN offers a deeply personal window into one of the biggest medical scandals of the century - drug addiction aided by hospitals and doctors. She has spoken at medical and non medical events and conferences both in the UK and Europe, about addiction, recovery and the opioid addiction crisis.
Wellness and Mindfulness
Psychologist, yoga teacher and personal trainer, Suzy is an expert in helping people understand and practise self-care. She has written a number of books including THE SELF-CARE REVOLUTION.
Jamie runs the charity 52 lives that aims to change someone’s life every week of the year, with the support of almost 100,000 strangers and 52 celebrities who work together to change lives with kindness. Jaime’s bestselling book was published in September 2017 along with a #kindnessmatters campaign run by HarperCollins.
Megan C Hayes
A top researcher into positive psychology and creative writing, Megan believes that writing can heal. Her talks and workshops focus on positive journaling, a method of journaling that reinforces positive emotions and helps to create a better headspace. She is the author of WRITE YOURSELF HAPPY.
An adventurer, gonzo journalist and comic. She writes for the Huffington Post, Metro, Evening Standard, Easyjet Traveller, STA Travel, TNT Magazine. Amy's memoir MISS ADVENTURES: BACKPACKING AROUND SOUTH AMERICA tells tales from her solo travels.
Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns
The two inspiring figures behind the huge online success, ONE YEAR NO BEER. Their book THE 28 DAY ALCOHOL FREE CHALLENGE provides a tool kit for people to kickstart sobriety. 'Andy is quite the storyteller' - Rich Rolls
Vex King is a mind coach who came to fame on Instagram. Vex King's long-awaited first book was published by Hay House in December 2018, and continues to sell to a highly enthused audience. His inspirational quotes and life-changing advice have encouraged thousands to embrace positivity.
Dr Jessamy Hibberd
Jessamy Hibberd (DClinPsy, MSc, PgDip, BSc) is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. She is the co-author of the CBT-based 'THIS BOOK WILL...' series and the author of THE IMPOSTER CURE.
Milli is a well-known figure in the global birth world and the founder of the Positive Birth Movement (PBM), a worldwide network of free-to-attend antenatal discussion groups, linked up by social media. She is an expert in contemporary attitudes to birth and the author of THE POSITIVE BIRTH BOOK as well as the major new title GIVE BIRTH LIKE A FEMINIST.
Sophie is a clinical hypnotherapist and mindfulness teacher who has over 12 years’ experience of working with women using hypnosis and mindfulness. MINDFUL HYPNOBIRTHING (Vermilion 2014), has sold over 30,000 copies to date has been in the top 20 books for pregnancy and childbirth since it was published. She has two forthcoming books including MINDFUL MAMMA in Autumn 2019 and is an expert in her field.
Dr Dominique Thompson
Dominique is a GP, young people’s mental health expert, TEDx speaker, author and educator. She has over 20 years of clinical experience caring for students, most recently as Director of Service at the University of Bristol Students’ Health Service. Her upcoming book HOW TO GROW A GROWN UP is co-authored with Fabienne Vailes and focuses on nurturing resilience in 16-25 year olds.
Following the devastating loss of five babies, Zoe decided to use her counselling qualifications and twenty years' experience in the business and charity sectors to improve support for anyone who suffers baby loss. Founder of the Mariposa Trust and author of a number of books on the subject, Zoe is one of the leading voices in discussions around grief and loss.
Victim and survivor of the foster care system, Louise's memoir THROWN AWAY CHILD has had huge success. She now campaigns for better foster care and is currently Press Officer for the Union of Foster Care Workers. She is a passionate speaker and has appeared on the BBC’s Front Row. Two new books are forthcoming from Trinity Mirror.
Cooking and Diet
Graeme Tomlinson is the health coach and personal trainer behind the Instagram phenomenon @thefitnesschef_. He aims to educate people on their diet so they can eat wisely, and is on a mission to de-bunk the myths of the 'clean eating' culture.
TV Chef on BBC's This Morning, Juliet is the author of serval cookbooks focused on baking and cake decorating including THE CAKE DECORATING BIBLE and BOTANICAL BAKING.
Presenter, nutritionist and founder of LunchboxDoctor.com which provides a range of resources, menu plans and nutritional information. She is frequently in demand for demonstrations and talks for businesses, schools, festivals and brands.
Emma Hollingsworth is an award-winning recipe blogger, dessert caterer and mother, making treats with a difference. After cutting out gluten, dairy and refined sugar for health reasons, Emma realised that she needed to find a way to satisfy her sweet tooth using only natural ingredients. She is the author of VEGAN TREATS , one of the Independents Top 10 gluten free cookbooks.
Owner of London's Scandi Kitchen Café, author of several cookbooks and commentator on all things Scandinavian. She has appeared frequently on TV's Sunday Brunch.
Science and Popular Culture
Vybarr talks knowledgeably on the subjects of health, fitness, the magic of running, the history of nature writing, literature, environmental psychology, the evolution of our bodies and particularly their adaptation (or lack of it) to modern life. His latest book PRIMATE CHANGE investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition.
An inventor, YouTuber and public lecturer, Tim's book ELEMENTAL brings new life to the periodic table. He is a contemporary voice in Pop Science, making chemistry accessible and entertaining.
Michael Foley is a bestselling popular philosophy author and published poet and novelist. In his books, he explores modern life and its oddities and how they make us and change us. His most popular book THE AGE OF ABSURDITY, a wry and accessible investigation into how the desirable states of wellbeing and satisfaction are constantly undermined by modern life.
The present director of change.org, Kajal is passionate about the ability of individuals (rather than politicians) to change their world, from the smallest local initiatives to huge global campaigns. She is the director of the country's largest petition platform and speaks regularly as a campaigns expert, from giving presentations at Cambridge University to running workshops with women in India.
An award winning cake maker and founder of a multi million dollar business, Suzi has students who travel from all over the world to her classes which are known as the best in the country. Alongside her own business she helps others start profitable cake businesses providing tools and tips to help people start their own enterprise. Listen to her podcast 'The Suzi Witt Show' here.
Gavin is an expert in how to negotiate collaboratively to craft agreements that give everyone more. Author of NEGOTIATION and HOW TO SELL WITH COMPLETE CONFIDENCE he is an expert communicator and a brilliant speaker.
Blogger and author of several books and expert on English Stained Glass. She was one of the first craft bloggers, with her blog Yarnstorm, which now has a dedicated readership. Her talks on subjects from domestic activities to literary travel are always informative, interesting and wide-ranging.
After studying Archaeology & Anthropology at Oxford University, best-selling author and designer Sally Coulthard has spent the last twenty years designing, making and writing about homes, craft and outdoor spaces. She's written over 20 books about restoring houses, designing interiors and outdoor living.
In a horticultural career spanning 30 years Jane Moore has been a head gardener at a Benedictine Abbey, a writer for national gardening magazines and newspapers, a researcher on BBC gardening programmes and a TV presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World. She is an expert on bringing wildlife into gardens.
Born into a family of psychics and spiritualists, Theresa Cheung has been researching and writing about dreams, spirituality, the paranormal, heaven and the afterlife for the last twenty-five years. Her numerous titles have been translated into dozens of different languages and her mission has always been to make spirituality more engaging, credible and mainstream. She has an impressive backlist that includes two Sunday Times top 10 bestsellers and many books that are top of their categories on Amazon. Theresa is the resident dream expert for Star Online and the mind/body/spirit expert for Spirit and Destiny Magazine.