Daniel Ingram-Brown

Author & playwright. Inspiring reluctant readers & writers. "The room was buzzing. Daniel really has the knack of firing children's imaginations." AVAILABILITY FOR WORLD BOOK WEEK 2020
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Ian C Douglas

Popular author of children's history and scifi for YA, with 10 years teaching experience, runs fun interactive school workshops.
ASTRONOMY CHILDREN'S HISTORY DISABILITY EAST MIDLANDS HISTORY LOCAL HISTORY MARS NOTTINGHAM QUIZ SKYPE SPACE TRAVEL

Dan Freedman

Author of the smash-hit Jamie Johnson series, Dan talks about how his experiences in football have inspired the much-loved books and BBC TV drama.
BBC BOOKS FOR BOYS BORN TO PLAY BOYS ENGLISH FOOTBALL FUNNY GOLDEN GOAL INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEWS JAMIE JOHNSON JOURNALISM KICK OFF MEDIA PREMIER LEAGUE RELUCTANT SHOOT TO WIN SKYPE SOCCER SPORT TELEVISION TV WORLD BOOK DAY WORLD CUP

Elena Lappin

Multicultural novelist and memoirist
MEMOIR

Ben Jeapes

Author of YA and adult science fiction, fantasy and adventure; ghostwriter of YA and children's adventure, and biography.
GHOSTWRITING SFF TEEN

Philip Yorke

Author of the critically acclaimed Hacker Chronicles series of novels which are set in seventeenth-century Britain during the brutal civil war period.
1600S CROMWELL FRANCIS HACKER HACKER HISTORY PARLIAMENT PARLIAMENTARIAN PROTECTORATE REBELLION REDEMPTION REGICIDE ROUNDHEAD ROYALIST WAR

Sandra Danby

Sandra Danby... novelist, tea drinker, proud Yorkshire woman, committed to defeating writer’s block and finding inspiration
BEATING WRITERS' BLOCK CREATING CHARACTERS CREATIVITY FICTION FIRST PARAGRAPHS FLASH FICTION INSPIRATION NOVEL SHORT STORIES STARTING TO WRITE WRITING IDEAS

Richy K. Chandler

Comic creator, Author and Illustrator, with over five years experience at running workshops in making comics and graphic novels, at over over 120 venues including schools, colleges, museums, hospitals and libraries. I have written and illustrated four published books (Lucy the Octopus, When Are You Going to Get a Proper Job?), illustrated several others, created work for comic companies (Wallace & Gromit, Adventure Time, Dreamworks' Home) and run my own small press comic imprint.
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Susanna Beard

Critically-acclaimed author of psychological thrillers; inspiring public speaker and interviewee on radio and TV. Lover of language in all its forms; people-watcher.
CRIME PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE THRILLER

Penny Joelson

Penny Joelson, critically acclaimed, multi-award winning YA author of thriller,'I Have No Secrets'. Qualified teacher offering inspiring talks and workshops for KS3 +.
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Damian Harvey

High energy author visits to motivate, enthuse and excite children about books, reading and writing.
BOYS EDUCATIONAL FICTION FICTION FUN HISTORY HUMOUR INSPIRE NON-FICTION POEMS POETRY RELUCTANT SKYPE STORYTELLER WORKSHOPS WRITING

Philippa Joyner

I was so lucky to be asked by a collection of Waterstones branches for a collection of book-signings which were such delightful affairs. Children and parents meeting me? What more could one ask for of a Saturday? I visit prep and state schools regularly to encourage, to entertain and to help instil a sense of fun and magic into the lives of children. A live talk with a person is far more intriguing than wondering if what if? - if you are an inspiring author? Books entertain and teach and guide and create a familiarity and a resonance between the words and the reader. I've also lectured from an author stance to the WI. And only two of them fell asleep.
6-18 7-16 ADULT-HUMOUR ASSEMBLY CREATIVE WRITING FANTASY HUMOUR JUNIOR KS1 KS2 MAGIC MAGICALREALISM MAGICAL-REALISM SCHOOL TRAVEL WORLD BOOK DAY WORLD BOOK WEEK YA YOUNG-ADULT

Miriam Moss

Critically acclaimed, picture book & YA author offering inspiring talks, tailor-made writing workshops, interactive reading sessions and performances to all ages.
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

Mimi Thebo

Carnegie and UKLA long-listed author - 'certified inspiring'. Interactive and empowering talks and workshops that enable great writing.
ANIMALS CREATIVITY KS3 NATURE READING TEENS WRITING

Simon Adepetun

An awesome, inspirational, motivational, enthralling, engaging, fun- filled, author visit
AUTHOR-VISIT AWESOME EDUCATIONAL FUN VIRTUAL SESSIONS

Ian Johnson

My debut novel, 'The Witcher Keys', is a substantial, stand-alone, coming of age/fantasy adventure story which soon became a crossover title appealing to anyone over 11 and long listed for the Rubery International Book Award. Inspired by previously untold but true events of 2003 involving elves and goblins (elementals), an enthralling and thought-provoking tale with Amazon reviews at 4.6/5.0, sure to captivate and inspire!
ADULT ADVENTURE BOYS CONFERENCE CREATIVE EXCITING FANTASY FOLKLORE GIRLS INSPIRE KS3 KS4 LIBRARIES MAGIC SCHOOLS YA

Graham Whitlock

Author for children and teenagers, inspiring self-expression through three decades empowering reluctant and passionate young storytellers alike.
ASSEMBLIES CHAPTER BOOKS CREATIVE WRITING FRIENDSHIP HISTORICAL FICTION JUNIOR KEY STAGE 2 KEY STAGE 3 KEY STAGE 4 KEY STAGE 5 MYSTERY PLAYWRITING SECONDARY SELF-AWARENESS STORYTELLING VICTORIAN

Sally Nicholls

Multi-award winning author for all ages from picture books to YA. Extensive experience of giving school talks and writing workshops.
BLACK DEATH DYSLEXIA ECOLOGICAL NON-FICTION MIDDLE-GRADE NATURE PICTURE BOOKS RELUCTANT READERS SUFFRAGETTES WORKSHOPS YA

Luke Palmer

YA novelist, poet, and experienced educator/classroom practitioner.

Ann Evans

Author of fiction and non-fiction for children, YA, reluctant readers and adults. Available for school visits throughout the year and currently available for World Book Week 2022. Also available for writers' groups and readers' group talks.
AUTHOR VISIT CREATIVE WRITING TUTOR. DISABILITY FICTION HIGH-LOW BOOKS JOURNALIST MAGAZINE WRITING NON FICTION RELUCTANT READERS SCHOOL VISITS SCHOOL WORKSHOPS SPECIAL NEEDS WORLD BOOK WEEK YOUNG ADULT

Margi McAllister

nimals, especially wildlife, fantasy animals and humour are my specialities, history, and retellings of traditional stories.
ANIMALS BIBLE STORIES FANTASY HISTORY HUMOUR RETELLINGS OF TRADITIONAL STORIES WILDLIFE

Richard Dodd

Kent based children's fiction author. Primary school ages. Published by Upbury Press Publishers Ltd. Offering new workshops to schools in 2021.
CHILDREN FANTASY FICTION LIBRARY MAGIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO

Elisa Webb

Elisa Marcella Webb is the author of Darkling Park a life affirming children’s adventure set in a South London graveyard. She’s had 17 shorts stories and several articles published. She’s a practice-based Southern Gothic Imaginative Writing PhD student and parent of two.
ADVENTURE ASSEMBLIES BARISTA BOOKSELLER BULLYING CREATIVE CROSSOVER EXTINCTION FAMILY FICTION FRIENDSHIP FUNERAL FUNNY GARIBALDIS GOTHIC GOTHICHOUSE GRAVEYARD HENOCHSCHONLEINPURPURA HOMESCHOOL HYGGE ICECREAM IMMIGRATION INNERCITY INTERVIEWS LITERARY LONDON MARSUPIAL MISO NOVEL POOLS QUAGGA READING SCHOOL SEN SOUTHERNGOTHIC STORYCAMPS TALKS TEACHER THYLACINE TOAST TOOTING TRAINER TUTOR UNDERGROUND WORKSHOPS WRITING YA

Simon James Green

Carnegie nominated author of YA novels Heartbreak Boys, Alex in Wonderland, Noah Can't Even and Noah Could Never, published by Scholastic. Book me for hilarious and heart-warming stories of awkward teenagers and their journeys of self-discovery, tackling LGBTQ+ themes in a fun and lighthearted way. I was previously Head of Acting for one of the UK's leading performing arts colleges and my sessions are fun, high energy, and great at engaging reluctant and passionate readers alike.
AWKWARD COMEDY COMING OUT CREATIVE WRITING DRAMA FUNNY GAY HIGH SCHOOL HUMOUR KS3 KS4 LGBT LGBTQ RELATIONSHIPS RELUCTANT READERS ROMANCE RSE SCHOOL SECONDARY SECONDARY SCHOOL SEXUALITY TALKS TEEN TEEN FICTION TEENAGERS WORKSHOPS WORLD BOOK DAY WRITING COMEDY YA YOUNG ADULT

Marilyn Pemberton

Author who wants to share her love of Victorian fairy tales, of Mary De Morgan and of her experience of writing fact and then fiction.
BIOGRAPHY FAIRY-TALE FICTION HISTORICAL MARY DE MORGAN VICTORIAN

Seth Burkett

Professional footballer turned author and ghostwriter to some of the world's biggest YouTube stars.
BRAZIL FOOTBALL RELUCTANT READERS RESILIENCE

Andy Briggs

Author and scriptwriter. Writer of the TARZAN reboot, HERO.COM, VILLAIN.NET and THE INVENTORY series. His latest book DRONE RACER is an MG action adventure with BAME characters, STEM focused - for boys and girls of all ages!
ACTION ADVENTURE AFRICA DRONES ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL GORILLA HERO INTERNET SUPER SUPERHERO SUPERVILLAIN TARZAN TECHNOLOGY THE INVENTORY VILLAIN WILDLIFE WORLD

Angela Wren

Along with my work in theatre, I am a traveller and unashamed francophile
ACTING CHARACTER ACTING DIRECTING FOR STAGE AND FILM FRANCE FRENCH FOOD AND WINE GEOGRAPHY OF FRANCE STAGE CRAFT THEATRE MANAGEMENT WRITING FOR STAGE AND SCREEN WRITING FOR STORIES AND NOVELS

Alan Durant

Award-winning author of books for all ages, offering inspiring workshops, poetry and prose, performances, talks,insets and motivation for the reluctant!
BOOKS FOR BOYS CHILD FICTION CREATIVE WRITING INSETS DIFFERENT GENRES FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE POETRY PICTURE BOOKS POETRY RELUCTANT READERS RELUCTANT WRITERS WRITING FOR CHILDREN WRITING FOR CHILDREN COURSES WRITING WORKSHOPS YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Daniel Blythe

Creator of Shadow Runners. Also Doctor Who author, writer for children and adults, experienced workshop leader. Talks, workshops, and visits.
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Elka Evalds

Children's Author
KNITTING

Leyland Perree

Writes fun rhyming picture books for KS1-KS2. Published internationally. Available year-round for Book Days, talks and workshops. Devon, UK. Covid-19: Available for Skype chats and virtual author visits during lockdown.
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Ray Clark

Award winning author of the IMP series.
ANTHOLOGIES AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE-WRITING CRIME DRAMA FICTION GHOSTS HORROR IMPERFECTION IMPURITY SUPERNATURAL THRILLER YORKSHIRE

Joe Craig

"Took author talks to a whole new level: absolutely electrifying." Award-winning author of the Jimmy Coates books, for dynamic & inspirational events.
ACTION ALEX RIDER BOOKS FOR BOYS BOYS CHERUB COOL DISABILITY ESPIONAGE FUNNY HOROWITZ INSPIRING JIMMY COATES MUCHAMORE RELUCTANT SKYPE SPIES SPY THRILLER

Ricky Baxter

Action and imagination is magic!
ACTION ASIA CREATIVE DESTINY EPIC FANTASY FRIENDSHIP GODS IMAGINATION JOURNEY LEARN MAGIC PLAY SAMURAI SWORDS TALE TEACH

Bea Davenport

Author for children and adults, former print and BBC journalist, experienced creative writing tutor.
BROADCASTING CHILDREN'S FICTION CRIME HISTORICAL FICTION JOURNALISM SKYPE SUSPENSE TEEN FICTION TIME FANTASY

Alicia L. Wright

Children's/Young adult comic fantasy author and artist. Available for World Book Day 2021.
ART ARTS CARTOONS COMEDY CRAFTS DYSLEXIA ELF FAIRY FAIRY TALES FANTASY FOLKLORE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FUNNY HUMOUR JAPAN JAPANESE MONSTER MONSTERS MYTHOLOGY PARODY PRINCE PRINCESS SKYPE TRAVEL VAMPIRE WEBCOMIC YA YOUNG ADULT

Steve Voake

Bestselling children's author & Senior Lecturer in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University
AUTHOR CREATIVE WRITING HUMOUR LECTURER READING TEENAGE FICTION WRITER WRITING WORKSHOPS

Mark Dorey

Children's author and storyteller offering Creative Writing & Storytelling sessions to schools for children of all ages which are informative, inspiring and best of all, fun!
AUTHOR VISIT BOOKS FOR BOYS BOOKS FOR GIRLS CHILDRENS AUTHOR CHILDRENS BOOKS COVID CREATIVE WRITING DRAGON WORKSHOP EARLY READERS EDUCATIONAL FICTION FUN HEALTH & WELLBEING TALKS FOR CHILDREN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS MAKING BOOKS NATIONAL CURRICULUM PICTURE BOOKS POEMS POET POETRY PRIMARY SCHOOL READING WITH YOUR CHILDREN RELUCTANT READER SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOL SPACE WORKSHOP ST DAVID'S DAY CHILDREN'S TALKS STORIES STORY CREATORS STORYTELLER VIDEO COURSE VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT VISITS WRITING FOR CHILDREN

Cliff McNish

Multiple award-winning author of fantasy, ghost stories and animal stories. Inspirational talks and workshops.
ANIMALS CARNEGIE CREATING CHARACTERS FANTASY FRIENDSHIP GHOST STORIES GHOST WRITING GHOSTS MAGIC PETS PRIZE WINNING SCIENCE FICTION SUPERNATURAL TALKS TEENAGE THRILLERS WORKSHOPS YA

Heather Maisner

Picture books, Early Years, Fiction, Non-Fiction, PSHE, School visits for all ages, History, Publishing and self-publishing
"BEST BOOK ON IMPORTANCE OF BRUSHING TEETH" AWARD-WINNING WRITER CREATIVE WRITING DINOSAURS EARLY YEARS EXCELLENCE AWARD HEALTHY TITLES FOR THE YOUNG HISTORY INSPIRATIONAL STORYTELLER INTERNATIONAL NURSERY PICTURE BOOKS PUBLISHING AND SELF-PUBLISHING RECEPTION RHYMING TEXTS RUSSIAN HISTORY SCHOOL VISITS WORKSHOPS

Sarah Holding

children's and YA author of 'clifi' or climate change fiction
ABLE WRITERS ACTIVE FUN ACTIVE LISTENING ADVENTURE ALIENS ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS ANTHROPOLOGY ARCHITECTURE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ASSEMBLY ATLANTIS AUTHOR VISIT BOOK WEEK BOOKWORM CHAMELEON CITIES CLIFFHANGERS CLIFI CLI-FI CLIMATE CHANGE FICTION CLIMATE CRISIS CLIMATE STRIKE COLOURCHANGING CREATING CHARACTERS CREATING PACE CREATING SETTINGS CREATING SUSPENSE CREATIVE CLASSROOM CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP CREATIVITY CURIOSITY DEVELOPING VOCABULARY DIVERSITY EARTH DAY EARTH SCIENCE EARTHQUAKES ECO ECOWARRIOR EGYPT ENVIRONMENT EXTINCTION REBELLION FICTION FLASH FICTION FLOODS FRIENDSHIP G&T GENETIC ENGINEERING GIFTED AND TALENTED GUARDIAN ARTICLE INTERSTELLAR SPACE KS2 KS3 LIBRARY OPENING LIBRARY TALKS LITERACY LITERARY FESTIVAL LOST CIVILISATIONS MAGIC PORTAL MAGICAL REALISM MIDDLEGRADE MINDMAPPING NATURE PERSUASIVE WRITING PLOT DEVELOPMENT POLLUTION PRIMARY PYRAMIDS READING ALOUD RELUCTANT READERS RIGHT-BRAINED ACTIVITIES SAFE SPACE SCHOOL VISIT SCIENCE FICTION SCOTLAND SEABEAN SEARISE SEAWAR SECONDARY SHORT STORIES SIRIUS SOLAR SYSTEM STKILDA STORYTELLING GAMES SUDDEN FICTION TECHNOLOGY TED TALK TEEN FICTION THERMOCHROMIC TIMETRAVEL USE OF LANGUAGE USING THE IMAGINATION VIVID WRITING WORLD BOOK DAY WRITING FOR PLEASURE WRITING PROCESS YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 5 YEAR 6 YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9 YOUNG ADULT

Matt Beighton

Experienced teacher and author of epic fantasy and children's chapter books, Matt Beighton delivers tailored topic and literacy-based workshops for all; from getting started with ideas to stretching more-able writers.
AUTHOR WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN BOOKS FOR BOYS BOOKS FOR GIRLS CHAPTER BOOKS CHILDREN'S AUTHOR CHILDREN'S POETRY CPD CREATIVE WRITING CREATIVE WRITING CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP DYSLEXIA DYSLEXIA ADAPTED FANTASY SERIES FUNNY BOOKS HUMOUR KEY STAGE 1 KEY STAGE 2 POEMS POET POETRY PRIMARY CHILDREN PUPIL PREMIUM RELUCTANT WRITERS SILLY POETRY STAFF CPD STAFF TRAINING STAFF TRAINING STORYTELLING TEACHER YOUNGER READERS

Steve Holloway

The Blue Frontier
MARICULTURE MARINESCIENCE OCEAN PIONEERING ROBOTICS SCIENCEFICTION SEA SEASTEADING TECHNOLOGY THRILLER

Cat Weatherill

Online sessions currently available
ABROAD ADVENTURE AWARDS CEREMONY BIOGRAPHY BOOK WEEK BOYS CONFERENCE CONFERENCES CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS DIGITAL FANTASY FEMINISM FOUNDATION STAGE GIRLS KEY STAGE 1 KEY STAGE 2 KEY STAGE 3 LIBRARIES MAGIC MICHAEL MORPURGO MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING NURSERY ONLINE SCHOOLS SKYPE STORYTELLER STORYTELLING TEACHERS TRAVEL WORKSHOPS WORLD BOOK DAY ZOOM

Katherine Hetzel

The short author who tells tall tales, and helps others tell them, too!
ADVENTURE CHILDREN CREATIVE WRITING FANTASY WORKSHOPS
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