Andrew Noakes

A graduate of Cambridge University, Andrew’s passion for history and historical fiction inspired him to establish The History Quill, having worked as a freelance editor before that. He spends most of his time running the business and developing new services for our clients, as well as managing our book club, but he can occasionally be found working quietly on his historical fiction WIP – or at least thinking about it!

In a past life, Andrew worked in politics and international relations and lived in various countries, including the United States, Belgium, and Cameroon. He now lives in Surrey with his wife, Audrey, and energetic Golden Retriever, Lydia, who enjoys taking him on walks.

If Andrew were stranded on a desert island, the two historical novels he would want with him are Dissolution by CJ Sansom (a masterclass in historical mystery, Andrew’s favourite genre) and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (a powerful and moving story that perfectly captures the turmoil of the French Revolution).

How to write a query letter

Enter your details below to receive your guide on how to write a query letter by email. If you want to develop your skills as a historical fiction writer, you can also join our email list for more free resources, regular writing tips, and promotions.

Would you like to join our email list? *
What stage are you at in your writing journey?

By submitting your details, you agree to the processing and storage of your data in accordance with our privacy policy.