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  • Author Visit to Lower Heath Primary School

    It’s such an honour to be told by parents that I ‘inspired’ their child and that their child had ‘the best day at school ever’. It is also a huge endorsement that the teachers loved my visit too ?

    Here are some snaps:


  • Authors, Books and Bubbles at Alkington Grange Barns

    Seeing children and adults alike enjoying The Misfits was a great pleasure for me….as was scaring the adults at the end of the night with a much darker and sinister tale ?

    Here are a few snaps from the day!



  • The Misfits Launch at Write Blend

    Spread the word and let’s get The Misfits onto everyone’s Christmas list ? xx
  • Horror vs Terror at Write Blend

  • Horror Night at Write Blend



  • Learning at Lunchtime at Wrexham Library

    Wednesday 1st November 2017

    1pm til 2pm

    Wrexham Library, Wrexham, LL11 1AU

    Come and join my Learning at Lunchtime event as I share with you the process I use for planning my novels.

    I will use my second novel, Broken Bonds, as an example as I take you through picking your characters’ names and developing them into real people and advice on mapping out the bones of your story before fleshing it out.

    This will be followed by a chat about the themes and messages within Broken Bonds. I will finish with a reading from the novel before fielding any burning questions you may have about writing.

    There will also be an opportunity to purchase signed copies of all my novels.

    I hope to see you there!!

  • Planning Your Story – 6 Week Course

    Starts Thursday 25th January 2018

    7pm – 9pm

    Alkington Grange Barns, Alkington, Whitchurch, SY13 3NH

    Struggling to know where to start? Are your character names and personalities eluding you? Do you hit road blocks and don’t know where to go next?

    If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then this workshop is for you!

    Come along and let horror writer Marie Anne Cope guide you along the journey to planning your novel. With tips on picking your characters’ names and developing them into real people and advice on mapping out the bones of your story before fleshing it out; this six week course will give you the tools and inspiration to get to Chapter 1, and beyond.

    After that, it’s over to you!
    Dark fantasy author Marie Anne Cope has a structured and successful way of planning the plot and characters of her stories. No matter what genre you write, you will find Marie’s workshop full of tips and practical exercises to help you master these elements. After that…it’s up to you!

    Marie Anne Cope

    More detail on what the course will cover is on the Eventbrite Link below, when you can also book your ticket:

    STRICTLY LIMITED to 10 people only.

  • Horror Night at Write Blend, Liverpool

    From 7pm

    Write Blend, 124 South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 0ND


    Write Blend becomes Fright Blend for this evening of pre-Hallowe’en chills.

    Horror writer Marie Anne Cope will take you on a journey to explore the meaning of terror and horror and to debate the correct mix of each within a horror story or movie. She will set your nerves on edge by looking at our fears, especially our fear of the dark, and seek to answer the question of why it is that we like to be scared.
    Your emotions now heightened, Marie will seek to chill you to the core by reading one of her dark and scary short stories.
    If you like to be frightened, if you like to feel that shiver down your spine, if you like the feeling of not knowing who will be lurking in the darkness as you leave, then come and join Marie and have your taste-buds tantalised.

    Come along and discover the terrifying power of stories.

  • Writer’s Workshop – Planning Your Story

    I had a fantastic morning yesterday delivering my Planning Your Story workshop where I took the guys through developing ‘real’ characters, creating a skeleton of your story and then adding meat and muscle to that skeleton.

    I will be running a 6 week course starting 25 January 2018, so watch this space for more info ?


  • Planning Your Story & Author Visits

    Planning Your Story & Author Visits

    10am-4pm, Saturday 16 September

    Gwersyllt Community Centre, 2nd Avenue, Gwersyllt, Wrexham, LL11 4ED

    Unsure how to get started either writing your novel or getting ready for an author visit?

    Why not join the workshops Jude and I are running on Saturday 16th September at Gwersyllt Community Centre?

    It might just be the kick start you’re looking for!!

    Full details and booking can be found on the link below:

    Looking forward to seeing you there!!