Valerie Wilding

Children's author, Ghostwriter

Valerie Wilding
Booking enquiry

Also writes as

Phoebe Bright, Val Wilding, Charlotte Allin and a secret name!

Available for

Commission, Interview

Website

http://www.valeriewilding.co.uk

Contact

You can contact me at contact@valeriewilding.co.uk. As long as I'm at home, I'll reply quickly.

Details

I love writing both fiction and non-fiction books, and enjoy the challenge of writing for different ages, too. History's my passion and I've written several books in this genre, such as No Way Back’ and ‘Cleopatra’. My newest book, 'Playing With My Heart', is a love story, set around Shakespeare's Globe theatre. It's exciting to tackle a whole new topic, and I love researching at historical sites like the Tower of London - one of my favourite places, as readers of 'Bloody Tower' and 'To Kill a Queen' will realise!

My fiction is generally light-hearted. I like to bring touches of humour to all my work - even books about dinosaurs! And in celebration of the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, I hope I brought loads of humour to my original retellings of ten of his stories in ‘Oliver Twist And Other Tales That Will Make You Ask For More!’

Over the past few years, I've turned my hand to ghost-writing fiction books for younger readers and I've been surprised by how much I enjoy it, and how much I learn from it. So, fiction, fact, narrative non-fiction, ghostwriting - I love it all, and am always up for the challenge of something new!!

Books

I've written more than seventy books for all ages, including:

9781407164007

Wartime Princess

Princess Margaret's diary tells the story of the wartime romance between the young Princess Elizabeth and handsome Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark.
9781407145068

I Was There... Shakespeare's Globe

It’s 1604 and Billy Watkins longs to be back in the bustle of London and the Globe playhouse. When an acting company arrives, he’ll do anything to make his dream come true!
9781407104614

Road to War

It's 1917, and when Daffy Rowntree's brother goes missing in action, she refuses to sit safely in England. Soon she finds herself driving an ambulance in the mud and horror of the Great War, transporting the wounded of the trenches.
9781407138947

Playing With My Heart

Apprentice Kit is besotted with his master’s daughter, Patience. But she only has eyes for Jeremy de la Motte, a handsome, exciting boy actor at Shakespeare’s Globe. Is Jeremy the one for her? Patience thinks so, but others aren’t so sure.
9781407116853

Bloody Tower

Tilly lives in the Tower of London through the turbulent years when the throne passes from one to another of Henry VIII's offspring and to a young, doomed Lady Jane. As plots unfold, she waits for her chance to deliver a very important letter.

Genres

  • Travel
  • History
  • Humour
  • Romance
  • Science

Organisations

  • Society of Authors

Keywords

ANCIENT GREECE ANIMALS C16TH CLEOPATRA DICKENS DIGGERS DINOSAURS ELIZABETH I ELIZABETH II GLOBE GREEK OLYMPICS HISTORY MAGIC PRINCESSES ROME & EGYPT SHAKESPEARE TIME TRAVEL TOWER OF LONDON TRANSPORTATION TUDORS VICTORIANS WWI WWII