I am Luke Quane, the author of the Caraotha Chronicles.
Following the extremely well received book tour in May 2023, I was immediately booked back in with the schools and radio stations as a reoccuring guest.
Within the school visits we run workshops, which involve the below:
A talk about my journey to becoming an author, the publishing industry and how that has recently changed. This is angled to inspire and show the children that they can become an author too.
Readings from Albin and the Guardians/Albin and the New Order.
A discussion about what is included within my fantasy world, what inspired different elements, and how they can create their own.A competition (with a small prize) for them to 'get the ball rolling' on their novels by designing a front cover of their own book.
On our previous visits, the students have really engaged with the exercises and shown a clear passion for literature and writing.
We will also hand out order forms for the students, for any of them to order Albin and the Guardians and the sequel books if they wish. Luke can then return, to judge the competition, hand out prizes and sign any books the students might have purchased.
My visits to schools have resulted in further class projects, as the children really want to do their best work for the competition. My workshops have also been involved in colourful displays, such as "Bookflix" and "An Author Came to Visit".
Waterstones invited me to take part in multiple book signings, and readings, which had amazing turn outs.
I have appeared on multiple radio shows in the Isle of Man and in England (including the BBC), and conducted insightful interviews about becoming an author, what inspirations I draw from and why fantasy is such an important genre.
I am yet to conduct a workshop or interview where the audience isn't completely captivated.
I am willing to travel worldwide.
If you are interested in booking an event, please contact my agent via the above information.