EJ Clarke


Children's author

Available for:
Interview
Talk


Website: http://www.ejclarkewrites.com

Contact: Please contact me on

Audiences:
5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2)


Details

In a 45 minute presentation inc. Q&A, suitable for children aged 7-11, I talk about how I came up with the idea for my book - Rowan Oakwing. 

I also talk about why it took me so long to work up the courage to write it, and take the children on an illustrated journey through London's royal parks - a trip that I took to find inspiration. 

The session is aimed at encouraging the children to be brave enough to follow their own passions, and to find the magic in the everyday things that surround them.

It can work as a large school presentation, or as a smaller classroom visit, and is backed up by a PowerPoint presentation. 

I'm based in North London, but happy to travel.

About Me

I'm new to writing, but not new to the process, having worked with writers for nearly 20 years in my day job in film and television. I've worked on films such as Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Locke

Rowan Oakwing is my first book - a middle grade fiction about a girl who turns into a fairy in a magical London, where the Royal Parks are secretly fairy sanctuaries. It was published by Little, Brown Young Readers in the UK in September 2016, and I'm currently writing the sequel. 

Inspired by my own young daughters, I was keen to create a young female protagonist who wasn't all about pink, princesses and sparkles, but who succeeded because she'd gained genuine self-esteem.

Books
Rowan Oakwing: A London Fairy Tale (isbn:978-1510200326)
There's a strange magic to London's parks. When the sun sets and the gates are closed, tiny winged creatures come to life. The only way to meet them is to become one. And if you become one, there's no way back.
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Genres:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

Book Type:
Fiction for children (any age), Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13

Keywords:
fairy, fairies, fairy tale, London, middle grade, fiction