Heather Butler

Children's author

Heather Butler
Booking enquiry

Available for

Educational, General enquiry, Talk, Workshop

Website

http://www.heatherbutler.info

Contact

enquiries@heatherbutler.info

Audiences

  • Adult
  • Age 3 to 5 (Early)
  • Age 16 to 18+ (College)
  • Age 5 to 7 (KS1)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)
  • Age 11 to 14 (KS3)
  • Age 14 to 16 (KS4)

Awards

  • Us Minus Mum was long listed for the Carnegie Medal, won an award from the UK LIteracy Association & was short listed for several other competitions.

Details

I'm at home in schools as I taught (latterly part-time) for over 30 years. I've fulfilled writer-in-residences, including a  Creative Partnerships employment in Tower Hamlets. My education degree specialised in teaching children with special needs and the passion to help all children achieve their best has never dwindled. I've worked in schools in Poland, Croatia and Florida as well as the UK.

I love making up communal stories (ie with whole key stages) with children voting on the plot line. Creating these stories are very interactive with top tips for writing and lots of laughter dropped into the mix. Children then return to class bases to create their own stories while I lead class workshops talking about writing and where I get ideas from followed by questions from the floor. 

I've spoken on BBC's Woman's Hour and led workshops at national conferences for librarians, the National Association of Writers in Education and Child Bereavement UK.  

Check out www.heatherbutler.info for further details. 

Based in Amersham, I'll visit anywhere in the UK or abroad, have Public Liability Insurance, love meeting new people and charge in line with the Society of Authors rates. 

Books

I have written over 30 books including Us Minus Mum which was short listed for the Carnegie Award.

9780349124100

The Milkshake Detectives

Charlie and Julia are certain that the sleepy village of Peddle-Worth must contain some mysteries for their brand new agency - The Milkshake Detectives - to solve. All they need to do is find them!
The Milkshake Detectives
9780349124070

Us Minus Mum

George and Theo's Mum is brilliant, but she's ill and the boys have to keep her smiling. This is both a sad and funny book.
Us Minus Mum

Genres

  • Fiction

Organisations

  • Authors Abroad
  • National Association of Writers in Education

Book types

  • Fiction for children
  • Fiction for children

Keywords

AUTHOR AWARD WINNING CREATIVE INSET SCHOOL STAFF DEVELOPMENT STORIES STORY TEACHER VISIT WRITER WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE WRITING