Dr Rachel Knightley

I’m a fiction and non-fiction author with a background in directing and performing. I teach communication and performance – from LAMDA Exams, GCSE/A Level and BA English and Drama to auditions, speeches and Continued Professional Development – for all ages and industries and am currently writing and presenting ‘The E.I. of Sci-Fi’ for Starburst Magazine. I run Green Ink Writers’ Gym for writers of all genres and levels of experience. My short story collection, Beyond Glass, will be published on 27 May.

My short stories have been commissioned by Swan River Press, Woman’s Weekly, Hull University and Black Shuck Books, and won the ‘Promis’ Prize for Children’s Literature and Writers’ Forum’s First Prize for Fiction.  My most recent titles, published in 2020, are Your Creative Writing Toolkit and Illuminate Publishing’s GCSE Drama Revision and Study Guide.  Before returning to writing and coaching full time I was an editor and copywriter for Telegraph Media Group, HarveyNichols.com and Transworld (now Penguin Random House). I now work with private clients, online and from my base in Putney, southwest London. Contact me here.