Tom Vaughan

Tom Vaughan

Children's author
Booking enquiry
Tom Vaughan - author tools

Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview


Age 7 to 11


Comedy, Fiction

Book types

Fiction 8-13



"Tom was a wonderful visitor to our school. He inspired and entertained our children across the whole primary age range, telling the story of his journey towards publishing his first book, 'Bin Boy', bringing to life his cast of exciting characters and their adventures. This was such a treat for all the children." 

Samantha Rudge, Head of English, St Christopher's The Hall School, Beckenham

I regularly visit Primary Schools across SE England and love delivering funny, inspiring workshops for KS2 children.

My debut middle-grade book BIN BOY was published by Scholastic in July 2021 and all my workshops and talks are built around the same character-led humour that is the hallmark of the book.

"A right laugh!" Scott Evans the Reader Teacher

"A brilliant, bonkers, brain-burstingly funny book!" Lou Kuenzler

I am available throughout London and South East England to deliver everything from virtual workshop sessions to full-day visits.


A 30-minute sessions of my workshop called HOW TO BE SUPER FUNNY, which explores how I create funny, fictional characters such as silly supervillains, and touches upon some important elements of story-telling - all in a fun, accessible presentation with lots of popular-culture touch-points to help engage the children, followed by a Q&A.

Price: £60 for a 30-minute virtual workshop


Nothing beats getting out there and talking to school kids in person!

I'm available for half-day and full-day visits.

These include an interactive assembly with a reading, a talk about how I come up with ideas for my books, a story about my journey to publication and what it takes to be an author, followed by a Q&A. This is suitable for whole-school assemblies.

This can then be followed by interactive sessions of my HOW TO BE SUPER FUNNY workshop with individual classes, where work together to come up with our own funny characters and build a story around them. Suitable for KS2 classes of up to 30 children and runs for roughly one hour.

Alternatively, I love running STORY workshops for older KS2 pupils, looking at what a story is, what makes it work, and the important elements every story needs to grip its readers.

All of this can end with a book signing, working with a local bookshop so pupils have a copy to take home.


£250+VAT for a half-day visit including an assembly up to two sessions, plus travel charged at 45p a mile.

£400+VAT for a full day visit including an assembly and/or multiple sessions, plus travel charged at 45p a mile.


Books by Tom Vaughan

I write funny middle-grade books with lots of humour and heart. My debut book Bin Boy was released by Scholastic in July 2021, with a second stand-alone book due to be released in 2022. Described by Scott Evans the Reader Teacher as "a right laugh" and by Lou Kuenzler, author of Our Beautiful Game and My Family and Other Ghosts, as "a brilliant, bonkers, brain-burstingly funny book" it is the story of an unlikely superhero coming to terms with the death of his father and his new step-family.


Bin Boy

Many children think their step-parents are super-villains . . . but what if they really were? 10-year-old Billy's mum has just re-married, and his new step-dad Phil is smarmy and try-hard . . . Even if he is super rich. On top of that, Billy – and his best-friend Viv – are so unpopular at school, only the IT Club rank below them in the school food-chain. And, the school bully keeps throwing bins at Billy's head. So, when Billy discovers his step-dad is a super-villain with an evil plan to destroy the entire world, it is the perfect excuse to break Phil and his mum up. But gathering evidence about a super-villain is harder than it looks, and when Billy accidentally becomes 'Bin Boy' – a superhero sensation – things become a whole lot more complicated. Suddenly the fate of the global population is on Bin Boy’s shoulders. Can he save his family and the entire world?! 

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