Available for

Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

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

Genres

Crime, Fiction, Fiction narrative, Literary realism, Mystery, Realistic fiction, Romance, Suspense-thriller

Book types

Fiction for young-adults

Awards

  • Winner FCBG Children's Book Award (Older Readers) 2018; Leeds Book Award 2018 (11-14), Sussex Amazing Book Award; Cumbria Book Award; Worcestershire Teen Book Award 2018, Carnegie Nominated 2018.

Organisations

  • Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
  • Society of Authors

Details

I love visiting schools and can offer half day or single session visits. These can be talks and/or workshops or a mixture and in addition I am happy to offer a short assembly talk or lunch with the book club or creative writing club!

I am thrilled that I Have No Secrets was selected as a World Book Day book 2018 and has won five awards!

Girl in the Window is a mystery offering another unique perspective.

Please do contact me for more information or to discuss your requirements!

As well as school visits I have spoken at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Jersey Literary Festival and at the SLA Librarian's Conference.

I teach adults who want to write children's books so can also offer workshops and talks for adult groups.

 

Books by Penny Joelson

978-1-4052-8615-2
I Have No Secrets

I Have No Secrets

A YA thriller. How do you catch a killer if you can't move and have no voice? 
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Girl in the Window

Girl in the Window

Who is the Girl in the Window? Kasia watches the world go by from her window. She's not well enough to leave the house, but she sees everything. Then Kasia witnesses an abduction... But nobody is missing. Does the girl in the window hold the key to the mystery? 

Keywords

AAC CARNEGIE CEREBRAL PALSY CHRONIC FATIGUE COMMUNITY CRIME CRIME CULTURAL DIVERSITY DISABILITY DIVERSE DIVERSITY DRAMA EMPATHY ETHNIC MINORITIES FAMILIES HERTFORDSHIRE HINDU HOUSEBOUND LONDON M.E. MYSTERY MYSTERY NEIGHBOURS POLISH REALISM SKYPE TEENAGERS TEENS THRILLER UNUSUAL NARRATOR UPLIFTING VOICE WORLD BOOK DAY