Jacq Burns was commissioning editor at Random House & Editorial Director at Harper Collins where she edited classics such as Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus, Who Moved My Cheese, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Toddler Taming - which have sold millions of copies.
She is the author of Write a Bestseller, published by Hodder, and a bestselling series of successful books for Random House, under a pseudonym. Jacq has also ghostwritten a number of well-known titles and co-founded The London Writers Club.
Publishers and readers are always clamouring for new voices. I’m looking forward to discovering new voices in the Page Turner Awards, and also looking out for writers who can sustain a writing career by understanding and delivering on plot and story and my biggest obsession, premise. Knowing the premise of your novel and delivering on that too, is the cherry on top that’ll elevate a writer above a crowded space of wannabe writers.
And Jacq advises fiction and non-fiction writers, runs writers’ retreats and masterclasses, agents non-fiction such as: personal development, business, how-to books, parenting & well-being and ghosts a range of subjects from neuroscience to forced marriage and biography.