MEET OUR COACHES
Sarah Bullen has worked with authors and publishers for over 17 years as an international writing coach and book editor. Sarah has written two non-fiction books, a children’s book and has contributed to numerous anthologies and collections. She has edited over ten books. She was the former personal finance editor at the Mail & Guardian, radio news editor at Business Day radio and had a 10 year career as a magazine publisher and editor. She teaches personal narrative fiction at MA level. Sarah is a frequent guest on talk shows and literary festivals and a contributor to magazines internationally. Sarah joined High Spot Literary in 2019. She represents authors of non-fiction, commercial fiction (with a special interest in romance, crime, Middle Grade Fiction and Young Adult/ New Adult). She also represents celebrity or breathtaking memoirs.
Sarah has written six books including ‘Hey Baby: The Hip New Mom’s Guide’ and ‘Romance 101, Can your Relationship Survive your Kids?’ published by Penguin Random House Struik, two children's book and a romance. She is a professional ghostwriter and writes four books a year under commission - mostly non-fiction.
Publications Sarah writers for include:
Elle Decoration (UK, Greece, Germany, South Africa), Women’s Health,Men's Health, Marie Claire, House and Leisure
House and Garden, Business Day, Business Day Wanted lifestyle supplement, New Media Publishing (freelance lifestyle writer and reviewer for a few of their custom titles), The Guardian (UK), Mail & Guardian, The Times, The Good Weekend, Fair Lady, Femina, Your Baby, Horizons.
Kate Emmerson, The Quick Shift Deva helps clients to stop playing small and mucking about by creating a life they love by following steps to STEP IN, STEP UP and STEP OUT. Her motto is LIVE LIGHT, LIVE LARGE and she offers her enLIGHTening ideas globally, as a best selling author and international speaker. She shares her obsession with productivity, leveraging and de-cluttering through location-free online coaching, unique mastermind groups for entrepreneurs,business decision makers & CEO’s, as well as travelling globally for speaking engagements and working internationally with the YPO. She was hand picked to star alongside the world top self development leaders in an award winning USA movie, “The Secrets of the Keys”.
She has taken her message to the next level with THE MINIMALIST MANIFESTO and has been living location free since Jan 2016.
Kate and Sarah facilitate once-in-a-lifetime international writing retreats and the Writing Mentoring Groups together.
Vicki Mac Callum
Vicki is a Radio Personality, Entertainment News Reporter, MC, DJ and Voice-Over Artist. You can listen to her traffic reports and blitz entertainment news segment, "The Fix With Vix", on the Afternoon Drive Show every Mon-Fri from 3-6 PM on Good Hope FM.
After school, Vicki studied Media at UCT, but dropped out during 2nd year due to unforeseen financial reasons. Despite this, Vicki picked herself up and won 5FM's 2013 Birthday Bootcamp 3 years later. 5FM rebranded to VickiFM and made Vicki Station Manager for a day. Vicki then attended 5FM's mentorship programme where she learnt from the likes of Gareth Cliff, Roger Goode, DJ Fresh, and Tim Zunkel.
Vicki’s fast-moving career caught the eye of radio veteran, Nigel Pierce, who pushed to have her on his weekday breakfast show. Soon after, the blitz entertainment news segment “Quicki with Vicki” was launched.
Since then Vicki has appeared on SABC3’s Expresso Show and as MC for the official relaunch of the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, 2017 and 2018 Say Cheese Artisanal Cheese Fair, and other corporate events.
Vicki advocates for equal rights and supports charities that fight against discrimination (gender, race, etc.) and human trafficking.