Paul Murdoch

Also writes as Sam Wilding, Damian Peck

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

Available for:
Interview
Talk
Workshop
Commission


Website: http://www.paulmurdoch.co.uk

Contact: Please contact :
or call 07784235151

Awards:
Paul was nominated for the Grampian Children's Book Award 2011 for his eco-thriller: Windscape. The Flamingnet Award for best young adult writer 2009.

Audiences:
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


Details

Paul Murdoch is a children's author who specialises in school and library visits. He has recently completed a tour of schools and libraries near several standing stone sites in Scotland.

Paul Murdoch’s 2016 stone circle video diary can be found at: https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/stonecircleproject/tag/stone-circles/

 Paul also went to Bali with Education Scotland in 2015. He worked there in 6 schools on a cross-cultural exchange.

His 2015 cross-cultural adventure to Indonesia can be found at:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/eslb/2016/04/04/paul-murdoch-author-assignment-to-bali/

The first three books in Paul Murdoch’s PECK CHRONICLES: Talisman, Citadel and Tyrant are published by Strident Publishing and can be found in all good bookshops or online. Signed copies of Paul’s books and much more about his talks and school visits can be found at: www.paulmurdoch.co.uk

Details about his new Tiffy Toffy picture books for younger children can be found here: coming-soon-2

Paul is an accomplished musician and songwriter who plays live all over Europe and, as a supporting actor, has appeared in several feature films. Tommy's Honour and the new Whisky Galore.

Paul has worked with 100’s of schools all over the UK and Ireland. He has also performed school and library visits in Bali and Germany. 

The Author Sessions: Paul performs workshops or assembly-type, interactive presentations. Either with 20 -40 children in a classroom or 100-500 children in a hall, he explores their own creativity and ability to form stories using pictures, games and exercises. He also performs key-note speeches at prize giving's and often works on specific projects. 

Paul currently has six interactive workshop/presentations. The first three are designed to lead onto each other. They result in the class/group producing a fable, using their own characters, dialogue and settings. Click on the titles below for much more detail.

 

1. The 'Imagination Workshop (P4-S3)

2. The 'Window on Another World' Workshop (P4-S3)

3. The 'Fables are Fun' Workshop (P4-S3)

4. The Windswept and Interesting Workshop (P4-S3)

5. The Tiffy and Toffy Workshop (P1-P3)

6. The Songwriting Workshop - (P4-S6)

http://herculeseducationuk.com/creative-arts/paul-murdoch

 

 

Books
Paul Murdoch is one of the most experienced and exciting writers and presenters in the UK. His new book - TALISMAN - is so fast-paced that your heart will pound long after you turn the final page.
Talisman (The Peck Chronicles - Book 1) (isbn:978-1905537853)
A story of determination, courage and family. So fast-paced that your heart will pound long after you turn the final page...
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Citadel (The Peck Chronicles - Book 2) (isbn:978-1910829042)
2nd book in The Peck Chronicles. First book is Talisman. Third book is Tyrant. The Hedra wizard Dendralon sees the impending destruction of Denthan as an opportunity to increase his power. James Peck is intent on stopping him.
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Tyrant (The Peck Chronicles - Book 3) (isbn:978-1910829066)
Book 3 in The Peck Chronicles. Is preceded by Talisman and Citadel. The odds are stacked heavily against James Peck and the wizard-goldfish Mendel. One year on from their extraordinary Denthan adventure, the zany villagers of Drumfintley threatened.
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Squished Worm and Bramble Pie (A Tiffy Toffy Tale) (isbn:1910829110)
Excitement. Reading. Counting. Every day is an adventure for them. Tiffy is out in the field, looking for the brambles her brother needs so that he can make his special pie. But Tiffy and Toffy are not the
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Annie Adder's Gold (A Tiffy & Toffy Tale) (isbn:978-1910829127)
Excitement. Reading. Counting. Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. Sammy Shrew has found gold! Annie Adder thinks it is hers though. And she wants it back. Tiffy and Toffy agree to help Sammy and they set
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The Great Vole Rescue (A Tiffy & Toffy Tale) (isbn:978-1910829141)
Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. Willie Weasel is up to no good. He has stolen all the baby voles. Can Tiffy & Toffy help Violet Vole rescue them? Tiffy & Toffy come up with a daring plan. Bobby Badger
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The Lucky Pellet (A Tiffy & Toffy Tale) (isbn:978-1910829134)
Excitement. Reading. Counting. Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. Winter is approaching and their cupboards are bare. Bertha Barn Owl lies between Tiffy and Toffy and the barn, where Tiffy and Toffy think
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The Red Monster (A Tiffy & Toffy Tale) (isbn:978-1910829158)
Excitement. Reading. Counting. Tiffy and Toffy are brother and sister mice. Every day is an adventure for them. What is that noise? Is it a big red monster? Tiffy and Toffy grab all that they have and run...straight into danger of another kind. Can t
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Eden Seed (isbn:978-1907354700)
A young pharmaceutical executive unwittingly discovers one of the most powerful drugs of all time. Far from perfect, he is forced to face up to his failings and is soon drawn into a bloody battle between rival companies and an ancient religious sect
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Windscape (isbn:978-1905537921)
Windscape is an eco thriller for children that explores the dilemma between the usefulness of wind farms and the beautiful scenery they can sometimes threaten. Jenny MacLeod's mother has died and her father is about to lose their farm after mounting
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Habbie to Jeely-Eater (adapted by Paul Murdoch) (isbn:978-1908898227)
an Miller is one of the most well-kent faces in the West of Scotland. A man of the cloth. An entertainer. A man who welcomed all denominations, anytime. A man who has married, christened and buried the great the good and the lowly with equalgravitas
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Organisations:
The Society of Authors
The Scottish Book Trust

Other search criteria:

Genres:
Geography and Travel, History and Biography, Humour, Sci-fi and Fantasy

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

Keywords:
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