Susannah Marriott

Job title
Senior Lecturer
01326 255823

I have worked in publishing in the UK, US, France and India since 1986, editing, commissioning, developing ideas and concepts, list-building, and scouting new writing talent and book ideas. My specialist areas are parenting, folklore and spirituality, but I have edited and commissioned music, history, health, cookery and gardening books, with authors including BKS Iyengar, Mary Quant, Sonny Rollins, Penelope Leach, Sheila Kitzinger, Peter Ackroyd and Lord Robert Winston.

I work part-time as an editor, author and ghost-writer for Dorling Kindersley, Hachette France, Kyle Books, Quarto, Octopus, DBP/Watkins, Carroll and Brown, Sterling and YogaWords. I have also been involved with digital projects with Faber and Faber, Penguin and Curtis Brown.

I am author of 23 books - about babies, fairies, witches and yoga - which have been translated into 17 languages. My work has appeared in Weekend Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, Marie Claire, Top Sante, Spirit and Destiny, She, Junior, and I have broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Something Understood with Mark Tully).

I have taught writing and mentored non-fiction writers in universities and online since 2006, and in 2008 helped to devise the world's first fully online masters in writing, here at Falmouth University.


YearQualificationAwarding body
BA Hons (1st class)
University of East Anglia

Honours and awards


Award for outstanding performance

Membership of external committees

Invited to contribute to Royal Society of Literature Education Strategy development meeting, March 2014 as expert on online learning in teaching writing

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Teaching writing online
New models of publishing
Co-edition publishing
Narrative non-fiction
Illustrated non-fiction

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs


Dixley, Allison (2014) Breast Intentions: how women sabotage breastfeeding for themselves and others. Pinter & Martin, London. ISBN 978-1-78066-215-2

Desai, Sharmila and Wise, Anna (2014) Yoga Sadhana for Mothers. Pinter & Martin, London. ISBN 978-1-906756-30-7

Marriott, Susannah, Shipman, Helen and Bruce, Christina (2012) How To Write Your Family History for Tablet Devices: A Complete Course for Beginners. How to Write . Firsty Group, Barnes and Noble. ISBN 9781908285492

Marriott, Susannah (2012) The Pregnancy Herbal. Carroll & Brown Publishers Ltd, unknown. ISBN 978-1907952081

Marriott, Susannah (2011) Everyday Wisdom: 365 Ways to a Better You. Hachette Spruce, unknown. ISBN 978-1846013331

Marriott, Susannah (2011) Superfoods for Pregnancy. Carroll & Brown Publishers Ltd, London. ISBN 978-1904760795

Marriott, Susannah (2009) 1001 Ways to Get in Shape. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 978-1405333061

Marriott, Susannah (2009) Field Guide to Fairies. Kingfisher, unknown. ISBN 978-0753419212

Marriott, Susannah (2008) 1001 Ways to Relax. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 978-1405328029

Marriott, Susannah (2008) Green Baby. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 978-1405331128

Marriott, Susannah (2008) Witches, Sirens and Soothsayers. Hachette Spruce, unknown. ISBN 978-1846012693

Marriott, Susannah (2007) 1001 Ways to Stay Young Naturally. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 978-1405317610

Marriott, Susannah (2006) The Ultimate Fairies Handbook. MQ Publications Ltd, unknown. ISBN 978-1846011092



Chair of the Symposium 'Routes to Publication', Falmouth University November 2015 with five guest speaker authors representing traditional and new models of publishing


Areas of teaching

Writing Non-fiction
Professional Practice
MA project supervision
online writing

Courses taught

Non-fiction, Professional Practice, MA Project supervision, Guest Lecturer PGCHE on online teaching

CPD delivered

Professional Writing Summer School

Professional engagement