Miriam Moss

Author of books for adults, Children's author, YA author

Miriam Moss
Booking enquiry

Available for

After dinner, Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Website

http://www.miriammoss.com

Contact

miriam@miriammoss.com 01273 - 470139

Audiences

  • Adult
  • Age 16 to 18+ (College)
  • Age 5 to 7 (KS1)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)
  • Age 11 to 14 (KS3)
  • Age 14 to 16 (KS4)

Awards

  • Longlisted Branford Boase & Southern Schools Award. Picture Books: Nottingham Book Award
  • Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children. Short Stories: Asham Award
  • Bisto Award
  • English Association Award. Borders Original Voices Award
  • Shortlisted
  • Portsmouth & Historical Association
  • Girl on a Plane: Nominated Carnegie
  • Norfolk Children's Award
  • Fish Award.
  • Sheffield Book Award
  • Novel

Details

An award winning picture book and YA author with extensive experience in speaking in schools, libraries and at festivals, and in working creatively with children and adults. 

Offers lively, innovative large group performances, talks, interactive storytelling sessions, readings and creative writing workshops.

YA novel, Girl on a Plane, is based on real experience of being hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas while travelling alone from the Middle East back to school in the UK aged 15.

Also works with a wide range of beautifully illustrated, thought provoking picture books, full of exuberance and humour, and has also written information books, some poetry and short stories.

Based in East Sussex and is happy to discuss visits anywhere.

Fees are based on the Society of Authors guidelines.

Event Feedback

"Interesting and thought-provoking. Our girls were full of questions and the staff that attended very much enjoyed your talk as well."             
Girl on a Plane talk at Roedean School
 
 
"Her interaction with the children was perfect ... the audience had a fantastic time. A thoroughly enjoyable event for all the family."
Brighton Festival
 
"Miriam kept her young audience's attention throughout ... a well organised presentation by a savvy international author."
BBC Southern Counties website
 
"Thank you so much for playing such a valuable part in our book week celebrations. All the children thoroughly enjoyed the time you spent with them sharing your books, and your obvious love of the written word and the power of storytelling. All the teachers were highly impressed with your input, your command of the class and the work that the children did as a result. Thank you again for your hard work and enthusiasm."
Chyngton School, Seaford
 
"I thought the way the workshop was delivered was wonderful. I liked the lady's humour and insight."  
 
"I was very impressed with the workshop and Miriam, and learnt a lot from the experience."
Inmates, Dartmoor Prison

Book reviews
 
Girl on a Plane A unique and extraordinary story, exceptionally well told.  Books for Keeps
'Miriam Moss' debut young adult novel is one of the best I've read. This is a tense, gripping and heart-rending must-read for teens and adults alike. Just make sure you have a box of tissues to hand!' 
The Bookbag

Doctor Molly's Medicine Case 'An imaginative and exciting way to play doctors...a real box of doctor’s delights. A warm-hearted, all-action story ... the ingenious work of a top team.' Lancashire Evening Post
 
Scritch Scratch!  'Every household should have a copy of this book.' The Guardian
 
Bare Bear 'The text… is so well conceived… it reads beautifully, with clever rhymes and chorus-like elements. Characters and scenes leap off the page while the rhyming text bounces the story along. Great fun.' My Books Magazine
 
The Snow Bear 'It's ultimately the quiet power of Moss's writing that compels attention.'
Publishers Weekly
 
I Forgot to Say I Love You  'Miriam extols the immeasurable love that exists between a mother and child.'
American Library Association
 
Wibble Wobble  'With adorned yet comically lurid prose… Moss seems to channel the six-year-old mindset.'
Publishers Weekly
 
Arctic Song 'Distinguished by a strongly rhymic text; both imaginative and informative, words and images hold a satisfying balance.'
Quentin Blake in Books For Keeps
 

 

 
 

 

 

Books

YA novel and over 30 picture books, including novelty, prose poems and first experiences.

9781783443314

Girl on a Plane

A novel based on the author's own experience. Anna is flying alone from Bahrain back to school in the UK when her flight is hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas. Will the UK Government free her before the deadline to blow up the plane runs out?
9871406310122

Doctor Molly's Medicine Case

Full of fun! Pull out and play accessories! It has everything in it to make everyone feel better! Can you help her find the right cures to heal her friends?
1841210862

Wibble Wobble (Orchard) Illustrated by Joanna Mockler

All William wants in the whole world is a wobbly tooth.
9781842707012

Matty Takes Off (Andersen) Illustrated by Jane Simmons

Matty Bear can't decide what to take with him on holiday. En route he discovers that possessions aren't always the key to happiness..
1841211125

Scritch Scratch (Orchard) Illustrated by Delphine Durand

One day a tiny insect climbs into Miss Calypso's classroom and soon everyone has nits!
0333972341

I Forgot To Say I Love You (Macmillan) Illustrated by Anna Currey

Mum forgets to tell Billy something important in her rushed goodbye at the Nursery.
0340882034

Bare Bear (Hodder) Illustrated by Mary McQuillan

Busby wakes up one morning with nothing to wear and goes in search of his missing clothes.
0711214913

This is the Tree (Frances Lincoln) Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway

A prose poem in celebration of all the animals that live in and around the 'upside-down' Baobab tree
1840111461

The Snoops (Templar) Illustrated by Delphine Durand

Meet The Snoops, the world's nosiest neighbours and find out how the neighbours take their revenge.

Genres

  • Crime
  • Travel
  • Health
  • History
  • Humour
  • Novelty
  • Poetry

Organisations

  • Scattered Authors Society.
  • NAWE
  • Federation of Children's Books
  • Liberty
  • PEN
  • Amnesty
  • Society of Authors

Keywords

ACTION AND ADVENTURE ANIMALS BEDTIME CHICKENPOX FRIE HAIR HUMOROUS LOST MIDDLE EAST NITS PEOPLE AND PLACES PICTURE BOOKS POEMS REASSURING RHYMING SHORT FICTION SHORT STORIES SOCIAL ISSUES SURVIVAL TEETH THRILLER TRUE STORIES VIOLENCE