Theodore Brun

Theodore Brun – Ghostwriter

Critically-acclaimed historical novelist, memoirist and ghostwriter. Works with exclusive clients and businesses to tell their best story.

Overview


Every life is story.


I'll help you tell yours.


I am a memoirist, ghostwriter and critically-acclaimed bestselling novelist.


“Theo has a talent for turning the humdrum events of a life into an engaging narrative”

- Sir David Verey, Chairman of The Art Fund


"Thanks for all your support and help" - Bear Grylls, 'Mind Fuel: Simple Ways to Build Mental Resilience Every Day'


Crafting a memoir is about seeing a person's heart, perceiving their emotional journey as well as the plot points of their life.

I work with you to trace the thematic threads running through your life - and from these, to weave a memoir that is beautiful, dramatic, and rich with meaning.

I have worked with a range of exclusive clients on a variety of projects, including:

- a day-by-day self help book on mental resilience for author & adventurer Bear Grylls

- a dynasty of London financiers spanning the 20th century

- two "overlanders" epic driving adventure around the world

- an English social worker who placed over a million orphans in family care in Communist China


I studied Archaeology and History at Cambridge. I worked for two Magic Circle firms in international arbitration law. In 2010, I quit my legal job in Hong Kong, jumped on a bicycle and pedalled 10,685 miles across Asia and Europe to the UK. There, I wrote the first volume in a historical fiction series, The Wanderer Chronicles, now published by Corvus Atlantic.


I ghostwrote my first memoir in 2015. I have since ghostwritten six other non-fiction works, some for general publication, some for private print editions. The latest of my non-fiction books - Mind Fuel by Bear Grylls - was published by Hodder & Stoughton in October 2022 and was an Amazon Top 50 bestseller. The breadth of my experience - from the legal profession, through travel and sporting endeavour, to an education in history, literature, language, theology and philosophy - makes me an ideal partner to help you craft the story you want to tell.


“Working with Theo has been a delight from start to finish. He was easy to build a rapport with, making conversations around deliverables, budget and timescales pleasingly straightforward... Highly recommended!"

- Andy Lyon, publishing editor, Hodder Faith.


A typical memoir project:

1) - The PLAN: we discuss budget and scheduling, your creative goals, how you like to work.

2) - The DOWNLOAD - an initial series of interviews (online or in person), between 6 - 10 hours in total. These provide the material from which we will create your story.

3) - The DRAFT - this consists of an initial draft, your comments and edits, followed by a re-write, another round of your feedback, and then a final polish.

4) - The END-GAME - the final manuscript now ready, we now either self-publish or find an appropriate publisher using my contacts in the industry.


It's your story.


Let's create something special together.

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Middle Grade Fantasy
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Travel
Languages
English (UK)
Awards
  • Royal Wolf Film Awards 2020 - Best Screenplay Short
Certifications
  • Masters of Philosophy - European Studies - Cambridge University
  • Masters of Arts - Archaeology - Cambridge University

Work experience

Corvus Atlantic

Mar, 2017 — Present

Corvus Atlantic have published the first three novels of my historical fiction series, The Wanderer Chronicles. And also a short story, A Winter's Night. The fourth installment in the series will be published in the spring of 2022.

Story Terrace Ltd

Apr, 2015 — Jul, 2021 (about 6 years)

I have written several private memoirs for Story Terrace Ltd's clients, including top financiers, round-the-world travellers, a father's fight to win back his abducted child and others. I've also ghostwritten several other memoirs for private publication, and a critically-acclaimed memoir entitled "As Many As the Stars" for Hodder Faith (2020).

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Michael Anthony C.

Michael Anthony C.

Jan, 2024

Amazing experience working with Theo! He went the ‘extra mile’ to ensure my project was complete on the due date and was readily available even after the project was completed! I’d highly recommend him for your writing needs!
Theodore B.
Aww - thanks Michael. It’s been great. Just need to get this cover and publication over the line for you.

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