Tom Bromley

Director of fiction

I am a published author, editor, creative writing tutor, book reviewer and ghost (not the scary kind). I have written ten books under my own name and the pseudonym Thomas Black, which are a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. I have also ghostwritten a dozen more titles, several of which have been international bestsellers.

As a creative writing tutor, I teach novel writing and five further courses for the Faber Academy. I am also Director of Fiction for the Professional Writing Academy, where I run courses on crime and genre fiction. I am also the books columnist for View magazine and columnist for the Salisbury Journal.

As a former commissioning editor and publisher, I work, too, as an editorial consultant and mentor for a number of publishers, literary agencies and organisations, and also in a private capacity. Locally, I host the Salisbury Writing Circle — a community of new and experienced writers alike.

Books published under own name (and pseudonym Thomas Black)

Ghostwritten books published, including several international top ten bestsellers

Books edited, including many prize-winners and bestsellers


A good writer is a good reader: the more widely and more closely you read, the better the writer you will become.


I will continue to say it until I’m blue in the face, but it’s the truth – I couldn’t have got this far without tutor Tom Bromley. He has been incredibly supportive and his way of delivering feedback is perfect for an oversensitive time-bomb like me!

Kate, London, Work in Progress course

Tom’s books