Writers’ Seminar

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Are you the creative type? Are you the one who always has the best ideas? Have you always wanted to become a writer? Or have you been writing all your life and you want to know how to get published? If so then this event is definitely for you!

The Frankfurt Writers’ Seminar is an event where German as well as international and bestselling authors will take the stage to talk about their own experiences. How they first started. How they improved their craft. How they get inspired. What it took to get published. What their best advice is for aspiring writers. How to go about self-publishing. At this new event, unique to Frankfurt, the invited speakers will discuss this all and more!

With 5 internationally successful writers, a publisher and around 100 (aspiring) writers attending, this is a perfect occasion to learn, to get inspired, to grow and to network. So don’t wait and get your tickets now!




11:45:   Doors open
12:00:   Seminar room open
12:15:   Andrea Bottlinger
13:15:   Connie Palmen
14:15:   Break
14:45:   Marion Hermannsen
15:30:   Vanessa Fox O’ Loughlin
16:30:   Andreas Schimmelbusch
17:30:   Panel
18:00:   End


Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin (Ireland – Crime/Thriller)

Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin is the founder of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and the world’s only national writing resources website Writing.ie. Working closely with agents and editors in Ireland and the UK, Vanessa is Ireland’s leading literary scout who has assisted many award winning and best selling authors to publication.

Vanessa has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book. She is represented by Simon Trewin at WME and writes crime as Sam Blake. The first of her Cat Connolly thriller trilogy LITTLE BONES was published in May 2016 and hit the bestseller list, spending 8 weeks in the Top 10 with 4 weeks at No. 1. IN DEEP WATER, book 2 of the trilogy became a bestseller in April 2017 and book 3 NO TURNING BACK will be out in Ireland in May 2018, and in the UK in 2019. The trilogy will be available in audio from early 2018 and Film/TV rights have been sold.

Andrea Bottlinger (Germany – Chick-lit and Fantasy)

Andrea Bottlinger is an author, translator and literary editor. She is the writer of bestselling and award-winning novels. She recently won an award at the Frankfurter Buchmesse for Geek Pray Love. She studied Book Science, Literature and Egyptology at the University of Mainz. Outside of her own writing she has translated many works including several Star Trek novels.

Marion Hermannsen (Germany – Romance – Urban Fantasy)

Marion Hermannsen is a German-born author, writing in English. She has self-published three novels and several short stories and novellas under two pen names. She writes genre fiction in the areas of Urban Fantasy and MM Romance under the tag line Unapologetic Romances Because Love Needs No Excuses. Marion holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and has spent two years honing her craft before taking the leap into the scary self-publishing world. She loves learning the ins and outs of the business and enjoys being in control of her own author career.

Connie Palmen (Netherlands – Literature)

After studying Dutch and Philosophy, Palmen exploded unto the writing scene in the 90’s. Since then her work has been published in over 24 countries around the world and she has gone onto writing more bestsellers and winning more awards.

Andreas Schimmelbusch (Germany – Literature)

Andreas Schimmelbusch is a movie director, theater director screenwriter and author. He has worked with the likes of Barbara Sukowa, Samual Finzi and Bibiana Beglau. The Frankfurt native is extremely versatile and he released his first novel last year.