Guest Speakers

20Books London – where you’ll experience the best that this fine group has to offer. From presentations to networking to casual conversations, Runnymede-on-Thames  is the place to be on February 3-4, 2018.

Craig Martelle – your host for the 20Books London conference

Craig Martelle

Retired Marine, lawyer, and recluse Alaskan who breaks free from his sub-Arctic shell every now and then to meet with his favorite people – fellow authors! Craig writes science fiction, mostly with a post-apocalyptic slant. Craig hit the $50k mark with his 19th book, without a single breakout title, although he’s had a number of books wear Amazon’s bestseller tag, albeit briefly. He calls himself the blue collar author and claims that quantity has a quality all its own. Craig has an extensive back list and a growing group of fans. At least that’s what he tells himself. The most important thing we can do as authors is give back in some way, whether through social lessons in our prose or helping others reach the next level in their journey as professional authors.


Andrew Dobell – co-host for the 20Books London conference

Andrew Dobell

Andrew has always been a creative and has enjoyed art from as early as he can remember. Creative writing has been a part of his life for many years, as he enjoyed writing plots and stories for the various RPG games he played with friends as a teenager, and creating stories within his English classes at school.Following his education, Andrew eventually found work as a Freelance, and then in-house artist, while also pursuing a side career in wedding Photography before returning to full time freelance work. In 2013, Andrew chose to pursue a more creative direction with his work, mixing his Photography and Illustration skills to focus on Composite Images.
Around the same time, Andrew also published his first Novel. But it wasn’t until 2016 that Andrew started write every day. In the meantime, after getting involved in the Author community, Andrew started to work as a Cover Artist for other Authors.
Today, Andrew mainly splits his time between writing his own books, and his Book Cover work, with plans for many books and series to come.


Michael Anderle

Michael Anderle

With Zero experience in Indie Publishing (and practically zero experience writing a novel) Michael has surprised both himself, his readers and the pundits that wish he would shut the hell up about his opinions.

Basically, because he chose to do things differently and those ideas had the audacity to work.

Now, a year and a half later, Michael is spending a lot of time on the Amazon’s top 100 Authors list for total sales. Many of his personal books, and those he has collaborated with open to top 100 and / or BestSelling status in many competitive genre’s including Science Fiction Apocalyptic & Dystopian, Science Fiction Space Opera, Science Fiction Genetics, Paranormal Vampires / Werewolves, YA Fantasy and Horror.

Soon, he will be releasing  books in new genres, testing the truth of some more rules we all accept to be true and seeing if he can create an additional universe.


Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson is a best-selling author of thrillers with his John Milton, Beatrix and Isabella Rose books. He is also the founder of the Self Publishing Formula, a site offering free and paid education for authors who want to market their books and reach more readers.


Faleena Hopkins

Faleena Hopkins is on a mission to help you make your dreams come true. A living example, she took her writing income from $600 in Jan. 2016 to $20K by Nov. 2016 by pushing her demons out and allowing inspiration in. Bestselling author of Cocker Brothers, The Cocky Series, but she won’t be talking about romance in London. She’ll be telling you how she clawed her way out of the hole and up the mountain, so you’ll discover that it’s possible for you to have anything you truly want, too. Ready for some inspirational strategies?


Michael (M.D.) Cooper

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper likes to think of himself as a jack of all trades (and hopes to become master of a few). When not writing he can be found writing software, working in his shop at his latest carpentry project, or likely reading a book. He shares his home with a precocious young girl, his wonderful wife (who also writes), two cats, a never-ending list of things he would like to build, and ideas…


Abby Lynn Knorr

Abby Lynn Knorr

A Canadian spending summers in the Rockies and winters anywhere that it’s not minus freeze-your-brains-out, Abby’s life has transformed from one of corporate employee in 2015 to one of a full-time transient writer. Having harboured the dream of writing her entire life, and unsure what to do after quitting her job and moving to Italy, learning how much Amazon had transformed the book market made the decision for her. It was time to be an author. There has been no looking back.


Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin
When not practicing hobbies which include sailing, constructing medieval armor, and swinging swords at his friends, USA Today bestselling author Kevin McLaughlin can usually be found in his Boston home, writing the next book. Kevin’s award-winning science fiction and fantasy stories continue to thrill readers.

Barry Hutchison – Moving from Traditional Publishing to Self Publishing


Derek Murphy – Listbuilding & Marketing

Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature, and the author of Guerrilla Publishing. He’s been featured on CNN for running a writing retreat in a castle for Nanowrimo. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors build profitable publishing platforms.


Ricardo Fayet – co-founder of Reedsy will talk Going Wide as part of a panel discussion with D2D, Kobo, and others

Ricardo Fayet is one of the founders of Reedsy, an online marketplace connecting authors with the world’s top editors, designers and book marketers. He likes to imagine how small players will shape the future of publishing, and is the author of several free courses for authors as part of Reedsy Learning.