I'm an award-winning picture book and YA author with extensive experience of working creatively with children and adults, of giving radio and TV interviews and of speaking at book festivals and other public events.
Based in East Sussex, I'm happy to discuss traveling anywhere and to tailor-make the event to suit your needs. My fees are based on the Society of Authors guidelines.
For KS1 & 2 I've written a wide range of beautifully illustrated picture books that are thought provoking and full of exuberance and humour, which I use as inspiration for my lively large group performances, my talks, interactive storytelling sessions, readings and creative writing workshops. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss a visit. There's more information at www.miriammoss.com
'Her interaction with the children was perfect ... the audience had a fantastic time. A thoroughly enjoyable event for all the family.' Brighton Festival
'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
For Year 6 - Sixth Form students I visit schools telling the story of my YA novel, Girl on a Plane, which is based on my real life experience of being hijacked by Palestinian guerrillas while traveling alone from the Middle East back to the UK aged 15. Using a short film with some real footage of the famous hijack and a Powerpoint talk, we discuss writing from life, writing suspense, the Palestinian problem and the refugee phenomenon. I also offer a number of writing workshops around these subjects. I'd be delighted to hear from you, if you'd like to chat about a visit.There's more information at www.miriammoss.com
'We absolutely loved having you with us for the day: it was a huge success! As you know, we are huge 'Girl on a Plane' fans and we will be recommending it and you. It worked really well having you for both the older and younger children. Do keep in touch as we would love to work with you again.' Corpus Christi School, Brixton, London
'Interesting and thought-provoking. Our girls were full of questions and the staff that attended very much enjoyed your talk as well.' Roedean School
'Miriam kept her young audience's attention throughout ... a well organised presentation by a savvy international author.' BBC Southern Counties
"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
Girl on a Plane (Young Adult) 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
An intense, realistic and absolutely gripping story .. and a thrilling read. School Library Journal
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.'
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 rythmic text; both imaginative and informative, words and images hold a satisfying balance.' Quentin Blake in Books For Keeps
YA novelist who has written over 30 picture books, including novelty, prose poems and first experiences.