Richard Dodd

Richard Dodd

Children's Author

https://www.upburypress.co.uk
richard.dodd1985@hotmail.co.uk
07500860575
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Available for

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

Science fiction

Organisations

Details

My main books tell the story of a magic baby penguin named Fluffy - there are currently three in the series and each carries a message for the reader. 

My books are aimed at primary school children and I have unique workshops aimed at each Key stage. At this time, these workshops are centred around the book I am working on - which is about a ten year-old girl who develops superpowers. But, can also include my other books - covering a range of topics such as; friendship, bravery, kindness and humility.

Workshops can be about a variety of different things. The last ones I held aimed at encouraging children to consider what makes a superhero and also what makes a villain. We then created a character as a class, or in groups and the children discussed what would make a good story around this character. With Years 5 and 6, I also talked about the writing process, why English is so important and how to get published. 

I also hosted a competition when visiting a school, for example, the most recent winner created the villain for my new book and will receive a signed, special edition copy of the new book with their name in the 'Acknowledgements' section. Two runners-up each received a gift voucher for Waterstone's. This is something I would like to replicate.

I am based in Kent - but willing to travel all over the U.K.

My fees are in line with the Society of Authors' recommendations, although discounts are available on request.

 

As a new-added bonus, I now also offer children the chance to be published and become a full-fledged author before leaving primary school. I do this in conjunction with my publishing company, Upbury Press Publishers Ltd.

Books by Richard Dodd

I have written four books so far, three of them about a magic baby penguin named Fluffy. These books all carry a helpful lesson for children, such as being there for their friends when they need them. I have another Fluffy book due soon as well as the first in my superhero series, entitled 'Ultra-Girl'. Female main characters are so important, especially as superheroes!

978-0995629707

Fluffy Hugs: Fluffy The Magic Penguin Book 1

Fluffy is a magic penguin whose hugs can instantly make anyone feel better. He is happy only when helping. This book carries a strong message of helping others. 
978-0995629714

Minty Visits: Fluffy The Magic Penguin Book 2

Fluffy brings his friend Minty home to visit. However, while on a routine mission, Fluffy loses his magic and must ask for help. This book encourages children to seek help when they need it. 
978-0995629721

Santa's Gift: Fluffy The Magic Penguin Book 3

Fluffy decides to give his magic to a weasel, against his cousin's judgement. Fluffy realises that she may have point, but it's too late, or is it? This books carries a message of not pre-judging people. 
978-0995629790

The Secret Passageway

Co-written with step-son, Zack Corbin aged 5; this book is a tale of magic and adventure. Three children find themselves in a strange world and quickly discover fate has led them and they must fight. 

Keywords

CHILDREN FANTASY FICTION LIBRARY MAGIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO