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Alice Harman

Author coach for new and aspiring children's writers


About Alice

Do you never seem to find the time to write? Do you have a great idea but no clue what to do next? Or maybe a lack of confidence – perhaps from past disappointments – is getting in your way?

Writing for children can be the most wonderful thing in the world. But when you’re trying to do it all alone, it can be really tough. Trust me, I’ve been there too. And it really doesn’t help that publishing is still such a mysterious, closed-doors sort of industry. How does it all work? What do they want from you?!

Whatever obstacles are standing between you and your writing dreams, I want to help you overcome them – and write a book that makes you truly proud.

I’ve been on both sides of the publishing process, as an author and an editor specialising in children’s creative non-fiction, and I can help you create the very best version of your book. Just as importantly, I can help you build the knowledge, confidence, resilience and good habits to keep you steady and strong when you might otherwise have abandoned your writing dreams.

So what makes me the right person to help you? Well, only you can be the judge of that, but here are some highlights of my experience – after all, you want to know that your coach knows what they’re talking about!

I’m the author of 43 published children’s non-fiction books, about everything from modern art and psychology to climate action and human rights. I have 10+ years experience as an in-house and freelance children’s book editor, and my books have been translated into ten languages and are sold all over the world.

I’ve edited numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed children’s books, and my own books have been longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2021 and shortlisted for the UKLA Awards 2022. I’ve developed books for the Science Museum, the Centre Pompidou and the Louvre, and my books have been featured in publications including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

So, what do you think it would it feel like to have me in your corner? A fellow writer on your side, listening to you and supporting you and giving you friendly, expert advice?

I know that, as an author, I couldn’t do what I do without encouragement and experienced, constructive feedback. I could be there to offer that to you, to help you with whatever you need to give you and your book the best chance possible.

If you’re ready to fulfil your potential as a writer, I would love to work with you. Please do get in touch to talk more and ask any questions you might have. I really look forward to hearing from you.

  • United Kingdom
Who I Help
  • Aspiring authors
  • Aspiring children's authors
  • Authors
  • Children's authors
  • Children's writers
  • Writers