Paul Coomey

Paul Coomey

Children's author, Illustrator
Booking enquiry
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview


Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14


Art, Comedy, Drama, Fiction, Mystery

Book types

Fiction for children


  • A ‘Hot Contender’ – Shropshire Bookfest Big Book Award 2022 Shortlist
  • Shortlisted for Golden Cowbell Award 2022


  • Society of Authors
  • Children's Books Ireland


Have you ever wanted to write your own story? Make Story Soup? Visit Story Mountain? Yes? Marvellous news. Get ready to imagine your very own mysterious and never-before-seen-before-ever characters and create a story where they come to life!
Feelings! Faces! Action! Adventure! Heroes! Villains!

Experience all this and more at the Storymakers Workshop!


I am a debut children's book author and illustrator and I love running Storymaking Workshops with children of all ages.

I've recently run these workshops at schools and festivals nationally and internationally and at the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. 


The workshops consist of readings, Q&A, draw-alongs, character creation and plotting and work for KS2 and KS3.


Here's what people have said about the workshops...


“Paul has made me want to read more books.”
“I liked how he took the time to really answer our questions.”
“When Paul read the story, I liked the voices he used for the characters. It really made me laugh.”
“He was really fun and creative.”
Year 5 Children, Filton Avenue Primary School Bristol


“The children loved it, thank you so much!”
Miss Gibson, Warren Primary Academy Nottingham


“You made lots of children smile today!”
Miss Fletcher Brown, Vineyard School Richmond


“The children really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it!”
“It was really fun! Absolutely engaging!”
 Miss Crome, St Ignatius Primary School Tottenham


“It was a really successful workshop and gave the students a great insight into
the creative process but also showed that everyone has the potential to tell a great story.”
 Mr Ferrigan, Haringey Learning Partnership


Links to syllabus:


KS2 Objectives – Reading Comprehension

Increasing familiarity with modern fiction

Identifying and discussing themes and conventions

Inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence


KS2 Objectives – Writing Composition

Noting and developing initial ideas

In narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action


Check out a video of me in action here!


I am willing to travel nationally and internationally and I hold a current Enhanced DBS Certificate.
My rates are based on the Society of Authors rates for talks, and I can work within budgets where necessary.

Thank you :)


Books by Paul Coomey


Stick Boy

It's tough fitting in when you're born to stick out! From the moment Stick Boy and his family move to Little Town, there is way more to worry about than being the new kid. There's a mysterious plot involving Baron Ben's new Mega Mall, pop star Jonny Vidwire and the highly suspicious HomeBots that are infiltrating every home in town. Can Stick Boy and his friends uncover the evil plan behind it all before it's too late? An incredibly exciting and extremely funny new world for middle grade readers and fans of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, TOM GATES and TIMMY FAILURE. 

Stick Boy and the Rise of the Robots

It's tough fitting in when you're born to stick out! When Baron Ben gives the residents of Little Town an exciting new gadget that lets them explore virtual worlds, they can't wait to try it out! Before long everyone is plugged into their techy treats. Everyone that is, except Stick Boy. Left to his own devices and suspicious of Baron Ben's generous gift, Stick is on the case. And when his investigations lead him to a secret underground lair full of robots preparing to take over the town, it's up to Stick Boy to save the day!