Daniel Blythe

Daniel Blythe

Children's author, YA author

Also writes as

Dan Roberts
http://www.danielblythe.com
danielblythe@blueyonder.co.uk 
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Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+

Genres

Crime, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Humour, Lifestyle, Mystery, Novelty, Science fiction

Book types

Fiction for adults, Fiction 8-13, Fiction for young-adults, Non-fiction for adults, Non-fiction for young-adults

Organisations

  • Society of Authors

Details

Doctor WhoShadow Runners, Emerald Greene writer. World Book Day 2019 is reserved - please ask about other dates. 

Based in Sheffield and always travel by train. Happy to do a visit in one day within reasonable train distance of Sheffield, or with overnight hotel stay if further afield. 

Shadow Runners (for age 11+) is published by Chicken House. Other recent books are Emerald Greene and the Witch Stones, 2014 and Emerald Greene: Instruments of Darkness, 2017. My BBC Doctor Who novel Autonomy - re-released in paperback in 2014 - features the Doctor as played by David Tennant. I have also written novels for adults, non-fiction on subjects as diverse as parenting, 80s pop, Christmas, collectables, robots and politics, as well as many reluctant-reader books for Badger Learning.

I have worked on Sheffield Hallam University's Creative Writing MA, for the Workers' Educational Association, with young writers' groups and with school groups, both on school sites and out on location. I have worked with children and young people in over 400 different schools.

I offer a day made up of different activities including a talk about Doctor Who and my other writing for children, quiz, reading, book-signing and writing workshops. I have a variety of approaches to stimulate imagination, and try to bring out the best in every writer in my workshops. I aim to enable students to develop their individual writing voice. Please email to discuss requirements.
 
Workshops on: opening paragraphs, creating characters, science fiction/future worlds stories, ghost/horror stories, Doctor Who monsters and stories, descriptive writing.
 
“Daniel is both a Jack of all Trades, and a Master of them too!  Fiction, non-fiction, children, young adult, adult, teaching, writing... there is nothing he has not done and nothing he cannot do.  From KS3 Creative Writing Workshops to his ever popular Doctor Who talk, we are so thrilled to have him as our first ever Patron of Reading and cannot recommend him highly enough.”  Danum Academy, Doncaster
 
“Dan's creative writing workshops were first class and had the students engaged for the whole time. He spent time with individual students, encouraging their thinking and writing. Dan came to work with KS3 and I definitely want to book him again in the future.” Bishop Vesey Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield
 
“We had a super day with Daniel.  The activities were well suited to the age group of the children who were motivated and supported to describe their characters in detail.  Daniel's talk was highly enlightening and really inspired the pupils to believe that they too could follow in Daniel's footsteps and be real authors.” Wainwright Primary Academy, Mansfield
 
“Daniel Blythe's visit to our school has been described by the students involved as one of the best school events ever. What really delighted us was the amount of reluctant readers and non-library regulars that visited the library after the event to borrow Daniel’s books. Throughout the event, Daniel was extremely accommodating, professional and enthusiastic. Our students really enjoyed the opportunity to share their own passions and spend time with a versatile writer. The staff thoroughly enjoyed it too. I would highly recommend him for any school event that will appeal to all students, readers and non-readers alike.” Great Barr School, Birmingham
 
Fees comparable with other writers in schools, and I have Public Liability Insurance up to £2 million. 


Books by Daniel Blythe

I have written fiction and non-fiction including:

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Emerald Greene: Instruments of Darkness

Emerald Greene: Instruments of Darkness

Emerald, Jess and Richie investigate dark legends in Little Brockwell. 
9781783337118
Emerald Greene and the Witch Stones

Emerald Greene and the Witch Stones

Supernatural SF/fantasy adventure for age 9-12. 
978-1906427801
Shadow Runners

Shadow Runners

Exciting supernatural adventure for age 11+. 
9781849907910
Doctor Who: Autonomy

Doctor Who: Autonomy

Official BBC Books novel featuring David Tennant as the Doctor. 
Doctor Who: The Dimension Riders

Doctor Who: The Dimension Riders

My first novel in Virgin Books' Doctor Who range. 
978-1906427801
Doctor Who: Infinite Requiem

Doctor Who: Infinite Requiem

My second Doctor Who book for Virgin. 
978-0140267990
The Cut

The Cut

My first novel for Penguin Books - a story of teenage alienation. New edition from Endeavour. 
978-0241140321
Losing Faith

Losing Faith

Second novel for Penguin/Hamish Hamilton. New edition from Endeavour. 
978-0749079208
This is the Day

This is the Day

Acclaimed novel of marital angst and mid-life crisis. New edition from Endeavour. 
978-0749083113
The Encyclopaedia of Classic 80s Pop

The Encyclopaedia of Classic 80s Pop

Humour/pop music title - my first non-fiction work. 
978-0749082161
I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern-Day Scrooge

I Hate Christmas: A Manifesto for the Modern-Day Scrooge

A seasonal rant, published by Allison & Busby. 
978-1841126791
Dadlands: The Alternative Handbook for New Fathers

Dadlands: The Alternative Handbook for New Fathers

Irreverent and informative dads' guide. 
X Marks the Box: How to Make Politics Work for You

X Marks the Box: How to Make Politics Work for You

Why vote? Irreverent, topical, packed with useful facts and trivia. 
Collecting Gadgets and Games from the 1950s to the 1990s

Collecting Gadgets and Games from the 1950s to the 1990s

A collector's guide to fascinating gadgets and games. 
9781784643270
New Dawn

New Dawn

Reluctant reader book - interest age 13, reading age 9-10. 
Hope and Truth

Hope and Truth

Apocalypse story - reluctant readers. 
978-1784646134
Fascination

Fascination

Reluctant reader novella - perils of fame and fortune. 
9781784641191
World's Tallest Buildings

World's Tallest Buildings

WOW facts series, schools reading resources. Reluctant readers. 
978-1784646073
I Spy

I Spy

Thriller - reluctant readers.  
Kiss the Sky

Kiss the Sky

Sibling relationships - adventure - reluctant readers. 
9781784641443
Haunted Britain

Haunted Britain

WOW facts series, schools reading resources. Reluctant readers. 
Kill Order

Kill Order

Sci-fi - reluctant reader novella.  
978-1844680795
Famous Robots & Cyborgs

Famous Robots & Cyborgs

History of robots and cyborgs from TV, films & books (as Dan Roberts). 

Keywords

80S CHRISTMAS CYBORGS DADS DOCTOR WHO DR WHO EIGHTIES FAMILY FANTASY GADGETS GAMES HI-LO HUMOUR PARANORMAL PARENTING POLITICS POP MUSIC RELUCTANT READER ROBOTS SCIENCE FICTION SUPERNATURAL TARDIS TOYS