Ruth Fitzgerald

Ruth Fitzgerald

Children's author
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book


Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Adult


Fiction, Humour, Non-Fiction

Book types

Fiction for children, Fiction 8-13, Non-fiction for children


  • Shortlisted for the Leicester Our Schools Award 2016
  • Shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud Awards 2016



About me:

I have spent my career working with young children both in the UK and abroad. I now write for both children and adults. I have an MA in Creative Writing and also teach Creative Writing to adults.

About what I do:

I am passionate about the power of books to support children as they grow, to broaden horizons and deepen empathy.

Primary schools

My intention when I visit a school is to enthuse children about reading books and to get them excited about their creative potential.

I do this through a funny and interactive presentation which covers my own author journey and is suitable for one lesson in the classrom or for larger or whole school assemblies. This includes a Q&A session.

I also offer an hour long Creative Writing workshop, where children devise their own characters and take them on an imagiantaive journey!

Both of these sessions can be followed by a book signing.

High Schools

For High Schools I offer an interactive discussion about my own writing journey and writing as a career. 


Writing for Children Workshop - from initial ideas to submission. Suitable for Literary Festivals and similar events.

About my Books:

My fiction books are suitable for children from approxiamtely 8-12 years old. They have been praised for their relatability and readability. They are school based, and centre on the disastrously funny life of Emily Sparkes, aged 11, as she deals with family, friends and an inconvenient new baby.

This well received series has already been translated into six languages.

I also write non-fiction and have a new book publishing in 2020, aimed at girls 8-12 years old. Find Your Girl Squad is a guide to friends and friendship and is written in collaboration with Dr Angarad Rudkin.

Books by Ruth Fitzgerald

Find Your Girl Squad

Find Your Girl Squad

In this essential guide to friendship you'll meet Poppy, who's juggling all sorts of dilemmas at school. But whether it's coping with feeling left out, handling bullies or embracing her true weird and wonderful self, friendship expert Dr Angharad Rudkin and author Ruth Fitzgerald are there to help with positive, practical advice. As you follow Poppy's trials and tribulations, you'll discover the secrets to finding your own ultimate girl squad - one which loves you for YOU. 
Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco

Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco

Friendship disasters plague Emily's school life! 
Emily Sparkes and the Competition Calamity

Emily Sparkes and the Competition Calamity

Emily wishes her mum was perfect - with disastrous results! 
Emily Sparkes and the Disco Disaster

Emily Sparkes and the Disco Disaster

Emily's dad is determined to ruin her life by becoming a school disco DJ! 
Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder

Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder

A school play competition - what could possibly go wrong?!