Ruth Fitzgerald

Ruth Fitzgerald

Children's author

http://www.ruthfitzgerald.com
ruth.f@btinternet.com
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Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

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

Genres

Humour

Awards

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

Organisations

  • Society of Authors
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Details

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. 

Adults

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

About my Books:

My 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.

Books by Ruth Fitzgerald

978-0349001821

Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco

Friendship disasters plague Emily's school life! 
978-0349001845

Emily Sparkes and the Competition Calamity

Emily wishes her mum was perfect - with disastrous results! 
978-0349001876

Emily Sparkes and the Disco Disaster

Emily's dad is determined to ruin her life by becoming a school disco DJ! 
978-0349001883

Emily Sparkes and the Backstage Blunder

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

Keywords

ADULTS ASSEMBLIES CREATIVE WRITING FAMILIES FAMILY FRIENDSHIP FUNNY HUMOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL SKYPE WORKSHOPS