Julia Golding

Also writes as Joss Stirling, Eve Edwards

Children's author

Available for:
Interview
Talk
Workshop
After dinner speaking
Commission


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

Contact:

Awards:
Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 (formerly known as the Smarties Prize). Bronze Award for Mel Foster in Primary Teacher Awards 2015. Winner of Romantic Novel of the Year 2015 as Joss Stirling, the first time a YA novel has won this award in the 60 years of the competition.
In the US, the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award, the 2012 Beehive Book Award

Audiences:
Adults, 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

One of my favourite parts of being an author is getting to meet my readers. I enjoy going in to schools to run book sessions or workshops all based around game playing or coming down the front to put on costumes or take part in quizzes. 

 
With me, your young people can 
  • find out about monster mash-ups!
  • join King Arthur's Round Table,
  • find out about life two hundred years ago,
  • become a pirate,
  • test their survival skills,
  • discover what the Vikings were really like,
  • or join the Secret Society for the Protection of Mythical Creatures.
 
As Joss Stirling I offer an event for teens around using playlists and music for inspiration.
 
As Eve Edwards, I am currently offering an event for teens on the centenary of World War I as well as more generally about writing historical fiction.
 
I  am also experienced in conducting writing workshops for both children and adult classes.
 
And what the children think: 

'The way she thought about explaining books to children was amazing.' Thomas Y5

'I really enjoyed her coming in, and it was interesting how she started her books and the stages that go into a book.' Matthew Y6

 
My charges are set at Society of Author recommended rates either for a whole or half day.  Please contact me for current details.
Books
I have written over thirty novels for children and teens under my three names, Julia Golding, Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards.
Mel Foster and the Demon Butler (isbn:9781405277341)
Victorian monster superhero rom where Mel Foster takes on Queen Victoria's demon butler with the help some extraordinary friends. Suitable for KS 2 readers.
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Young Knights of the Round Table (isbn:978-0192732224)
fantasy adventure bringing myths up to date
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The Diamond of Drury Lane (isbn:978-1405237581)
historical adventure set in Cat Royal's London, 1790
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Finding Sky (isbn:978-0192792952)
Paranormal romance for teens with unforgettable heroes Sky and Zed
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Dusk (isbn:978-0141337395)
World War I teen romance between a young artist and a nurse
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Organisations:
Tutor on Arvon courses (Lumb Bank)

Other search criteria:

Genres:
Crime/Thrillers, History and Biography, Humour, Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Stage and Screen

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

Keywords:
fantasy, historical fiction, romance, thrillers, teen, young adult, new adult, Skype, writing workshops