Miriam Moss

Children's author, Young adults' author, Author of books for adults

Available for:
After dinner speaking

Website: http://www.miriammoss.com

Contact: 01273 - 470139

Novel, Girl on a Plane: Nominated Carnegie, Shortlisted, Portsmouth & Historical Association, Longlisted Branford Boase & Southern Schools Award. Picture Books: Nottingham Book Award, Sheffield Book Award, Norfolk Children's Award, Bisto Award, English Association Award. Borders Original Voices Award, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children. Short Stories: Asham Award, Fish Award.

Adults, 5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college


An award winning picture book and YA author with extensive experience in speaking in schools, libraries and at festivals, and in working creatively with children and adults. 

Offers lively, innovative large group performances, talks, interactive storytelling sessions, readings and creative writing workshops.

YA novel, Girl on a Plane, is based on real experience of being hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas while travelling alone from the Middle East back to school in the UK aged 15.

Also works with a wide range of beautifully illustrated, thought provoking picture books, full of exuberance and humour, and has also written information books, some poetry and short stories.

Based in East Sussex and is happy to discuss visits anywhere.

Fees are based on the Society of Authors guidelines.

Event Feedback

"Interesting and thought-provoking. Our girls were full of questions and the staff that attended very much enjoyed your talk as well."             
Girl on a Plane talk at Roedean School

"Her interaction with the children was perfect ... the audience had a fantastic time. A thoroughly enjoyable event for all the family."
Brighton Festival

"Miriam kept her young audience's attention throughout ... a well organised presentation by a savvy international author."
BBC Southern Counties website

"Thank you so much for playing such a valuable part in our book week celebrations. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the time you spent with them sharing your books, and your obvious love of the written word and the power of storytelling. All the teachers were highly impressed with your input, your command of the class and the work that the children did as a result. Thank you again for your hard work and enthusiasm."
Chyngton School, Seaford
"I thought the way the workshop was delivered was wonderful. I liked the lady's humour and insight."  
"I was very impressed with the workshop and Miriam, and learnt a lot from the experience."
Inmates, Dartmoor Prison

Book reviews
Girl on a Plane A unique and extraordinary story, exceptionally well told.  Books for Keeps
'Miriam Moss' debut young adult novel is one of the best I've read. This is a tense, gripping and heart-rending must-read for teens and adults alike. Just make sure you have a box of tissues to hand!' 
The Bookbag

Doctor Molly's Medicine Case 'An imaginative and exciting way to play doctors...a real box of doctor’s delights. A warm-hearted, all-action story ... the ingenious work of a top team.' Lancashire Evening Post

Scritch Scratch!  'Every household should have a copy of this book.' The Guardian
Bare Bear 'The text… is so well conceived… it reads beautifully, with clever rhymes and chorus-like elements. Characters and scenes leap off the page while the rhyming text bounces the story along. Great fun.' My Books Magazine
The Snow Bear 'It's ultimately the quiet power of Moss's writing that compels attention.'
Publishers Weekly
I Forgot to Say I Love You  'Miriam extols the immeasurable love that exists between a mother and child.'
American Library Association
Wibble Wobble  'With adorned yet comically lurid prose… Moss seems to channel the six-year-old mindset.'
Publishers Weekly
Arctic Song 'Distinguished by a strongly rhymic text; both imaginative and informative, words and images hold a satisfying balance.'
Quentin Blake in Books For Keeps





YA novel and over 30 picture books, including novelty, prose poems and first experiences.
Girl on a Plane (isbn:9781783443314)
A novel based on the author's own experience. Anna is flying alone from Bahrain back to school in the UK when her flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas. Will the UK Government free her before the deadline to blow up the plane runs out?
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Doctor Molly's Medicine Case (isbn:9871406310122)
Full of fun! Pull out and play accessories! It has everything in it to make everyone feel better! Can you help her find the right cures to heal her friends?
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Wibble Wobble (Orchard) Illustrated by Joanna Mockler (isbn:1841210862)
All William wants in the whole world is a wobbly tooth.
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Matty Takes Off (Andersen) Illustrated by Jane Simmons (isbn:9781842707012)
Matty Bear can't decide what to take with him on holiday. En route he discovers that possessions aren't always the key to happiness..
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Scritch Scratch (Orchard) Illustrated by Delphine Durand (isbn:1841211125)
One day a tiny insect climbs into Miss Calypso's classroom and soon everyone has nits!
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I Forgot To Say I Love You (Macmillan) Illustrated by Anna Currey (isbn:0333972341)
Mum forgets to tell Billy something important in her rushed goodbye at the Nursery.
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Bare Bear (Hodder) Illustrated by Mary McQuillan (isbn:0340882034)
Busby wakes up one morning with nothing to wear and goes in search of his missing clothes.
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This is the Tree (Frances Lincoln) Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway (isbn:0711214913)
A prose poem in celebration of all the animals that live in and around the 'upside-down' Baobab tree
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The Snoops (Templar) Illustrated by Delphine Durand (isbn:1840111461)
Meet The Snoops, the world's nosiest neighbours and find out how the neighbours take their revenge.
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Society of Authors, Amnesty, PEN, Liberty, Federation of Children's Books, NAWE, Scattered Authors Society.

Other search criteria:

Crime/Thrillers, Geography and Travel, Health and Psychology, History and Biography, Humour, Novelty Books, Poetry

Book Type:
Non fiction for children, Fiction for adults, Fiction for children (any age), Picture books, Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Young Adult, Educational books

short stories, true stories, social issues, middle east, violence, action and adventure, survival, thriller, people and places, poems, picture books, short fiction, humorous, reassuring, rhyming, animals, teeth, nits, hair, chickenpox, lost, bedtime, frie