Daniel Blythe


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

Available for:
Interview
Talk
Workshop
Commission


Website: http://www.danielblythe.com

Contact:
0114 2341038

Audiences:
8-11 (Key stage 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college


Details

Doctor WhoShadow Runners, Emerald Greene writer. World Book Day 2018 is reserved - please ask about other dates. 

Shadow Runners (for age 11+) published by Chicken House. Emerald Greene and the Witch Stones, 2014 and Emerald Greene: Instruments of Darkness, 2017. My BBC Doctor Who novel Autonomy - re-released in paperback in 2014 - features the Doctor as played by David Tennant. I have also written novels for adults, non-fiction on subjects as diverse as parenting, 80s pop, Christmas, collectables, robots and politics, as well as eight reluctant-reader books for Badger Learning.

I have worked on Sheffield Hallam University's Creative Writing MA, for the Workers' Educational Association, with young writers' groups and with school groups, both on school sites and out on location. I have worked with children and young people in over 400 different schools.

I offer a day made up of different activities including a talk about Doctor Who and my other writing for children, quiz, reading, book-signing and writing workshops. I have a variety of approaches to stimulate imagination, and try to bring out the best in every writer in my workshops. I aim to enable students to develop their individual writing voice. Please email to discuss requirements.
 
Fees comparable with other writers in schools, and I have Public Liability Insurance up to £2 million. 

Books
I have written fiction and non-fiction including:
Emerald Greene: Instruments of Darkness (isbn:978-0995776104)
Emerald, Jess and Richie investigate dark legends in Little Brockwell.
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Emerald Greene and the Witch Stones (isbn:9781783337118)
Supernatural SF/fantasy adventure for age 9-12.
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Shadow Runners (isbn:1906427801)
Exciting supernatural adventure for age 11+.
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Doctor Who: Autonomy (isbn:9781849907910)
Official BBC Books novel featuring David Tennant as the Doctor.
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Doctor Who: The Dimension Riders (isbn:0426203976)
My first novel in Virgin Books' Doctor Who range.
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Doctor Who: Infinite Requiem (isbn:0426204379)
My second Doctor Who book for Virgin.
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The Cut (isbn:978-0140267990)
My first novel for Penguin Books - a story of teenage alienation.
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Losing Faith (isbn:978-0241140321)
Second novel for Penguin/Hamish Hamilton.
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This is the Day (isbn:978-0749079208)
Acclaimed novel of marital angst and mid-life crisis.
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The Encyclopaedia of Classic 80s Pop (isbn:978-0749083113)
Humour/pop music title - my first non-fiction work.
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I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern-Day Scrooge (isbn:978-0749082161)
A seasonal rant, published by Allison & Busby.
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Dadlands: The Alternative Handbook for New Fathers (isbn:978-1841126791)
Irreverent and informative dads' guide.
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X Marks the Box: How to Make Politics Work for You (isbn:184831051X)
Why vote? Irreverent, topical, packed with useful facts and trivia.
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Collecting Gadgets and Games from the 1950s to the 1990s (isbn:184468105X)
A collector's guide to fascinating gadgets and games.
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New Dawn (isbn:9781784643270)
Reluctant reader book - interest age 13, reading age 9-10
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Haunted Britain (isbn:9781784641443)
WOW facts series, schools reading resources.
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World's Tallest Buildings (isbn:9781784641191)
WOW facts series, schools reading resources.
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Famous Robots & Cyborgs (isbn:978-1844680795)
History of robots and cyborgs from TV, films & books (as Dan Roberts).
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Organisations:
Society of Authors, National Association of Writers in Education.

Other search criteria:

Genres:
Crime/Thrillers, Humour, Lifestyle and Parenting, Novelty Books, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Book Type:
Non fiction for adults, Non fiction for children, Fiction for adults, Fiction for children (any age), Fiction 8-13, Young Adult

Keywords:
Doctor Who, Dr Who, TARDIS, pop music, eighties, 80s, politics, family, dads, parenting, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, supernatural, robots, cyborgs, gadgets, games, toys, Christmas, humour