Book a school visit with children’s author Ruth Quayle
‘Ever wanted to see inside a writer’s world? I’ll share stories and writing tips, show you bonkers excerpts from my notebooks and get children excited about putting their own ideas on paper!’
What to expect from a school visit:
Full day in school (two workshops in the morning, one in the afternoon, plus extra time for book signing): £400
Half a day in school (two workshops in the morning, plus extra time for book signing): £300
'Ruth Quayle was passionate, engaging and motivated our younger pupils to write their own stories. They loved exploring all the different characters from each book and learning about how to become an author. A very memorable event, thank you Ruth.’
Elizabeth Reeves, Sibford School, Oxfordshire
‘The workshops delivered by Ruth were entertaining and engaging for the children and adults alike! We all enjoyed learning about Ruth’s life and the secrets behind story writing. We have all been inspired to be authors and it’s been lovely to see so many children spend more time being creative and talking about their own story ideas. We can’t wait to have Ruth back in school again!’
Jo Perrottet, The Downley School, High Wycombe
"Ruth visited our school on World Book Day when our theme was ‘Books Boost Your Imagination’ and she certainly helped to do that. From nursery to year 6 children took part in the workshops with excitement and enthusiasm. Ruth was able to quickly engage the children and pitch her talks perfectly to the groups she was working with. The interactive elements were extremely beneficial and children were so enthusiastic about both reading and writing stories at the end of the sessions. Ruth was patient and accommodating throughout her visit and answered lots of questions that the children had as well as ensuring that she had time to sign the many books and pieces of paper that the children wanted her to. They can’t wait for Ruth to come back and visit us soon. Thank you very much from everyone at Castlefields."
Lauren S, Castlefields Primary School, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS...
‘Perfect for seven- to nine-year-olds, this is a brilliant, fast-paced adventure for those of us who love mischief.’
Evening Standard on The Battle of the Blighty Bling
‘This STEM focused picture book explores concepts of remaking, reusing and making do: that making something from the materials that we have available might be a better solution than ordering something new and ready-made.’
Book Trust on Suzy Orbit
‘The lead character is strong, wilful and very funny – the perfect heroine.’
The Independent on Magnificent Mabel
The Chicken Farm Fiasco was published on February 2nd 2023
The Chicken Farm Fiasco is the third book in Ruth’s Muddlemoor Mysteries series. It is the school summer holidays and Joe Robinson and his cousins are staying with their granny in Muddlemoor. The problem is, Muddlemoor is a HOTSPOT FOR CRIME. These comedy crime capers are ideal for 7- to 11-year-olds.
Each Magnificent Mabel book features three laugh-out-loud short stories, brilliantly illustrated throughout. Aimed at 5-8-year-olds.
Sometimes life isn’t fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she doesn’t have one SINGLE pet in her whole life. And ALL the people in her class are losing their baby teeth. And she doesn’t EVEN have a sprinkler in her garden. But none of that matters in the end because Mabel is always MAGNIFICENT.
The Battle of the Blighty Bling and The Race to Hornswaggle Rock are rollicking page turners, ideal for 7-11-year-olds.
THE McSvurvys are a family of pirates. But their ship has been sunk and now they live in a landlubber caravan. When Vic and her younger siblings Bert and Maud are left home alone, it’s no surprise that they get into mischief...
Aimed at 3-6-year-olds (but enjoyed by all ages!), Ruth’s three standalone picture books have been nominated for multiple awards. Action-packed, funny and heartwarming.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RUTH ON:
Instagram at @ruthequayle
Twitter @RuthQuayle https://www.holroydecartey.com/ruth-quayle.html
Thank you for your wonderful workshops. The children were inspired to write their own stories after hearing about your history and processes of story writing. Staff and children thoroughly enjoyed hearing about what inspired you to begin the writing journey and we would love to have you back in the future!