Sally O-J (Orson-Jones) is a literary editor and writer’s mentor. She has been the first reader for award-winning novelist Sarah Waters on all her books and continues to work with her. She collaborated with Viv Albertine of The Slits on her autobiography Clothes, Music, Boys, and her second memoir To Throw Away Unopened. Other published books that she has worked on include Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks, The Flames by Sophie Haydock, All The Living And The Dead by Hayley Campbell, Night Train to Marrakech by Dinah Jefferies, There’s Something I Have To Tell You by Michelle McDonagh, The Sea Women by Chloe Timms and The Woman’s Voice by Patsy Rodenburg.
Sally is a mentor for Black Girl Writers and was a judge for The Cheshire Novel Prize in 2022 and 2023. She especially loves the process of brainstorming and developing works in progress. Previously, Sally was a journalist and editor in the music business, and has written and edited scripts for broadcast, entertainment news, album sleeve notes, and features. She is comfortable working in genres as diverse as literary fiction, biography, historical fiction, fantasy, romance, crime and mystery, as well as non-fiction and converted fan-fiction.
For TLC Sally reads fiction and non-fiction, specialising in historical, literary, mystery/thriller and can also help with converted fan-fiction