Nicola Morgan

Nicola Morgan

Chair of the Children's Writers and Illustrators Group

Nicola Morgan is an award-winning author for young people, with around 90 books.

Her latest teenage novel, Wasted, was shortlisted for or won many awards. Blame My Brain – The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed, an internationally acclaimed non-fiction work, was short-listed for the Aventis Prize and is widely used by teenagers and the adults living and working with them. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Classics and Philosophy, she became an English teacher, later specialising in dyslexia; she is one of Sir Jackie Stewart’s Ambassadors for Dyslexia Scotland. Nicola is a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.

Nicola also helps adult writers. Her blog, Help! I Need a Publisher!, established her reputation for exceptionally honest advice. Her highly-acclaimed book, Write to be Published, led to three ebooks, Tweet Right – The Sensible Person’s Guide to TwitterWrite a Great Synopsis and Dear Agent. She also runs the consultancy, Pen2Publication.

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