Jacqui Lofthouse is a Novelist and founder of The Writing Coach, the leading coaching-focused organisation for writers in the UK.
Jacqui’s parents came to Basildon New Town in the sixties from Sunderland. At Basildon Youth Theatre, she was cast for a touring theatre production in India – as Sheila in JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. She studied Drama and English at the University of Bristol and began her career in radio production and media training.
Jacqui has taught creative writing in a broad range of environments from City University to Feltham Young Offenders Institution. She has also taught English and Drama in London secondary schools.
She founded The Writing Coach in 2005 and has mentored hundreds of writers from the germ of an idea to publication. Jacqui believes in the transformative power of writing and literature and is motivated to support her clients to make a unique contribution to the world through their published work.
Jacqui lives in London with her husband, the cartoonist and graphic facilitator David Lewis. They have two grown children. She is currently studying part-time at the Royal Drawing School and has recently completed her sixth novel.
Jacqui Lofthouse interviews the author Sharon Zink at her launch party for ‘Welcome to Sharonville’
Jacqui inspires creative audiences and is available for media appearances and interviews.
Keynote, Interview and Article Topics
- Uncovering your story and why your voice matters
- Overcoming the fear of the blank page and getting your story down
- How to harness the creative process and gain confidence in your ability to write
- Transforming your well-being through creative writing
- How powerful stories can enhance your communication and visibility
- How to make a deep impact on the world via your writing work
Articles, Reviews & Clips relating to Writing Coach founder Jacqui Lofthouse
Jacqui featured in ‘The I’ in ’40 ways to bring more fun into your life’
Louise Doughty and Jacqui Lofthouse: Tortoises rather than Hares on Something Rhymed website.
Review of The Modigliani Girl on BigAl’s Books and Pals
Review of How To Be A Literary Genius (original edition of The Modigliani Girl) on the Hello Magazine blog, April 2014
Review of Bluethroat Morning on the Tales from the Reading Room blog.
On meeting Jacqui Lofthouse – Deepak Anappara writes about the experience of having her work critiqued by Jacqui.
A Big Fat Yes – Sharon Zink describes her journey to publication.