This is the story of Shelagh's Epic Road Trip for St. Christopher's in London and meeting Eloise Lamb Laurence from The BRIT School, and the music they wrote together at the hospice with help from Brighton College pupil Archie Baldock on camera and LondonScreenwriter's Festival friends Michael van Koetsveld and Simon Drew.

On her trip, Shelagh met the Mayors of Bromley; Lewisham; Southwark and Lambeth; the Dean of Southwark Cathedral; and was presented with a personal letter from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

With just twenty-four hour's notice, a scratch crew of friends and family came together and captured Shelagh's spirit of adventure.


The Hurting - a Nordic Noir story for YA.

A Romantic Bad Boy asks a brilliant young musician to steal the infant heir to Nordic Mining and save his wolf pack in the Norwegian Fjords. Nell discovers the hard way that No Boy is worth your Soul. What would stop you being with the love of your life?


Lucy van Smit is an award-winning author, a screenwriter, and artist. She has worked internationally for NBC News, has made documentaries for Canadian TV on writers like John Le Carre and Ian McEwan and in 2018 her debut novel The Hurting won the inaugural Bath Children’s Novel Award. She's now put together A Writer's Journal Workbook, for Writers & Artists, which is jam packed with bite-sized exercises and tips for dismantling writer's block, improving observational skills, developing characters and much more. It's designed to help new writers get started, find their voice and improve their skills.

Simon talked to Lucy about her own struggles with writer's block, which she experienced after publishing her first novel, and how creating The Writer's Journal helped her as much as anyone who might read it.