Stephanie Hale

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Stephanie J Hale BEM
Stephanie Hale
Born (1966-09-02) September 2, 1966 (age 50)
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Residence Oxford, United Kingdom
Education Creative Writing M.A.
Occupation Book coach
Best seller expert
Former BBC and IRN newsreader

Stephanie Jayne Hale BEM is a British speaker, best seller expert and book publicist for high-profile entrepreneurs, politicians and celebrities.

She started her career as a newsreader and reporter for Independent Radio News (IRN). This was rapidly followed by a move to the BBC, where her news stories were broadcast nationwide on stations including: Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 3. Stephanie later worked as a newsreader for Storm Radio, distributed on BSkyB, as well as freelancing at Anglia Television and BBC East television.

She attended the world-famous UEA Creative Writing Course and was tutored by authors Malcolm Bradbury and Whitbread winner Rose Tremain in 1993. This was followed by several years as a literature adviser for the Arts Council of Great Britain.

She also lectured at colleges within Oxford University, where she was Assistant Director of Creative Writing. She founded Oxford Literary Consultancy in 2001 and has featured in anthologies alongside Lord Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park), two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey and Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Launderette).

She is also an award-winning novelist and non-fiction author in her own right, with works published by: Virago Press, Aufbau-Verlag, and Robert Hale Ltd.

Contributors to her books include Jeffrey Archer (Not a Penny More), Barbara Taylor Bradford (A Woman of Substance), Terry Pratchett (Discworld), Bernard Cornwell (Sharpe), Joanne Harris (Chocolat), Eric Carle (The Hungry Caterpillar), Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire), John Gray (Men Are From Mars), Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul).

She received a British Empire Medal for services to authors and literature in the Queen's New Year Honours list, 2017.[1]


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  1. ^ "New Year's Honours 2017 - Press releases - GOV.UK". Retrieved 2017-02-16.