Meet the team
WriteMentor is organised by founder Stuart White who works with high-profile authors, agents and other industry experts to successfully deliver our programmes
Stuart White | Founder
Stuart is a writer and secondary school teacher, who has undeterred passion for helping people, whether it’s his students at school, or the writers who have joined the WriteMentor community. He has a Masters Degree in Creative Writing and founded, and now runs, WriteMentor. In 2020 he was placed on the SCWBI Undiscovered Voices longlist and named as an Hononary Mention for his novel ‘Ghosts of Mars’.
Stuart’s ethos focuses on making writing more accessible and affordable, something that is at the heart of everything he does and motivates him to make WriteMentor helps as many people as possible. He makes sure WriteMentor is always open, warm and welcoming and, as a writer himself, he understands what you need to help pick you up as well as improve to take that next step in your career.
Florianne Humphrey | Brand Manager & Chief Editor, WriteMentor Magazine
Florianne is a freelance marketer, writer and creative writing workshop leader based in the North East of England. She has written two Young Adult and one Middle Grade novel, and is currently working on a piece of adult historical fiction. Her poem ‘The Blundergaffe‘ is published by Popshot Magazineand her short story ‘Blind Date’ was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. She runs face-to-face creative writing workshops for organisations such as New Writing North, Seven Stories and International Women’s Day and independently tutors creative writing online.
Florianne’s WriteMentor journey started in 2019 as a mentee on the summer mentoring programme, and now she supports Stuart by designing and promoting content, co-hosting WriteCast, and producing WriteMentor Magazine. She is a francophone and francophile, and her favourite things include cheese, bookshops and German Shepherds.
Melissa Welliver | Creative Administrator
Melissa is a speculative Young Adult author represented by Lucy Irvine at Peters, Fraser & Dunlop. Her debut novel, The Undying Tower, will be published by Agora Books in October 2021. It is the first in a Young Adult dystopian trilogy. Melissa has been a mentor for the last three years since WriteMentor’s inception.
Apart from writing, she works as a freelance editor and has several testimonials on her website.