Jacqui Lofthouse is the author of four novels ‘The Temple of Hymen’, ‘Bluethroat Morning’, ‘Een Stille Verdwijning’ and ‘The Modigliani Girl’. Her novels have sold over 100,000 copies in the UK, the USA and Europe and have been widely reviewed.
Jacqui began her career as an actor touring India as Sheila in J.B. Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’. She went on to study Drama and English at University of Bristol and subsequently worked in radio production and media training. In 1992 she studied for her MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia under Sir Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain.
Jacqui has taught creative writing in a broad variety of settings including from City University to Feltham Young Offenders Institution. She has also taught English and Drama in London secondary schools.
In 2005, Jacqui founded The Writing Coach, a coaching and mentoring organisation for writers. She is motivated to help other writers and creative artists bring their important stories into the world.
In 2019, she completed her actor training at Identity School of Acting. She is married to the cartoonist and graphic facilitator David Lewis and they have two grown children.
Jacqui is currently completing her first YA novel.
Review of ‘Baring the Weight’ in Camden New Journal
Video of ‘Life: Gillian Wearing’ featuring Jacqui as one of the Gillians – 2018
Woman’s Weekly – ‘The Write Time?’ – 2017
Jacqui’s writing advice featured here
Article by Dr Sara Bailey (Nightingale Editions author) in ‘Good Housekeeping’
Sara Bailey, our author at Nightingale Editions featured. Photograph of the Italian Chapel, Orkney, by Jacqui
Profile in The Independent on the publication of Bluethroat Morning