Available for

After dinner, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

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

Genres

Stage/Screen

Book types

Alphabet

Details

I love visiting schools and holding creative writing workshops and answering questions from students.

My Shakespeare´s Moon series of novels are about teenagers who go into the world of Shakespeare´s plays. They are stocked at the Globe and National theatres and in bookshops all over the world. I work closely with Shakespeare´s Schoolroom, where Shakespeare went to school, in Stratford Upon Avon, and regularly run national writing competitions with them.

As a teacher myself I love stimulating students´ imaginations and reading their work. Have a look for yourself on my webpage.

I´m happy to travel!

Books by James Hartley

"...atmospheric, very readable, and in the best sense very educational..." Charles Nicholl, author of The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

978-1785354984

The Invisible Hand: Shakespeare's Moon, ActI

The Invisible Hand is about a boy, Sam, who has just started life at a boarding school and finds himself able to travel back in time to medieval Scotland. There he meets Leana and they become wrapped up in the plot of Macbeth. 
978-1785357626

Cold Fire: Shakespeare's Moon, ACT II

Cold Fire centres around a group of teenagers who become involved in the tale of Romeo and Juliet in this contemporary re-telling of the classic story. Meanwhile, four hundred years earlier, a young teacher called Will arrives at school... 

Keywords

ADVENTURE BACKGROUND BOAR CREATIVE WRITING ENGLISH LITERATURE FAMOUS WRITERS FUN GCSE GOTHIC LITERATURE LOVE MACBETH MOON PLAYS ROMANCE ROMEO AND JULIET SERIES SHAKESPEARE SPOOKY THRILLER TIME TRAVEL UNDERSTANDING WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE