Adam Lowe

The UK's LGBT History Month Poet Laureate and Yorkshire's Olympic Poet for 2012.
ACADEMIC ACCESSIBLE ADVOCATE AFRO-CARIBBEAN BAME BLACK BLACK BRITISH BRITISH CARIBBEAN CHARITY COLLABORATION COMING OUT DIRECTOR DISABILITY DISABLED DRAG EDITOR FAIRY TALES FAIRYTALES FANTASY GAY HISTORY IRISH JAZZ JOURNALIST LECTURER LEGENDS LGBT LIVE LITERATURE MANCHESTER MIXED RACE MYTHOLOGY MYTHS PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE POET PLAYWRIGHT POET POETRY PRODUCER PROJECT MANAGER PUBLISHER QUEER SALFORD SCIENCE FICTION SCI-FI SPOKEN WORD THEATRE YORKSHIRE

Simon Adepetun

An awesome, inspirational, engaging, fun- filled, author visit
AUTHOR-VISIT AWESOME EDUCATIONAL FUN

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

Amanda Malben

Author of books
ADULTS AGED TEN CHILDREN ELDERLY WW2

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

Nicholas Allan

Bestselling and BAFTA-winning author/illustrator of children’s picture-books
BEGINNER CARTOON CHRISTMAS DRAWING EARLY EARLY READER FUN FUNNY GATECRASHING GRAPHIC HILLTOP HOSPITAL HUMOR HUMOUR ILLUSTRATOR JESUS LITERACY MAGIC NURSERY PICTURE-BOOKS QUEEN READER READING WRITING

Dave Shelton

Award-winning children's author, illustrator and comics-maker. Talks and workshops for all ages, and improvised live-illustrated storytelling sessions for younger groups.
AUTHOR CARTOON CARTOONIST CHILDREN COMIC COMICS DETECTIVE DOGS FICTION FUNNY GHOST GHOSTS GRAPHIC HORROR HUMOUR ILLUSTRATION ILLUSTRATOR LIBRARIAN NOIR NOVELS STRIP

Alexandra Sheppard

Author of Teen novel OH MY GODS based in North London
AFRO-CARIBBEAN BAME BEREAVEMENT BLACK BLACK BRITISH CONTEMPORARY FICTION DIVERSE FAMILY FEMINISM FRIENDSHIP FUNNY GIRLS GREEK MYTHOLOGY GRIEF HUMOUR IDENTITY INCLUSIVE LONDON MIXED RACE MYTHOLOGY MYTHOLOGY MYTHS RACE RELATIONSHIP TEEN TEENAGE YA YOUNG ADULT

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
ADVENTURE ALLEGORY CHARACTERISATION CHILDRENS BOOKS CHILDRENS FICTION DRAMA FANTASY FICTION IDENTITY IMAGINATION JOURNEY JOURNEYS MAPS MYSTERY MYTHS PARABLES PERFORMANCE PLAYS PLOT SCHOOLS SCRIPTS SPIRITUALITY STORY THEATRE WRITING

Alex Woolf

London-based author of children's fiction and non-fiction. Offers entertaining and informative talks for schools.
ANCIENT ROME GOTHIC FICTION HI-LOW HISTORICAL FICTION MODERN HISTORY RELUCTANT READER SKYPE STEAMPUNK VICTORIAN

Dee Rivers

Writer of true romance novels inspired by the lives of real people with captivating emotional stories of love and secrets .
FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS SCANDAL SECRETS

Puneet Bhandal

Make reading fun! Sessions include introduction to Bollywood, creative writing, film clips, Q&A and dance workshop! Small or large groups
ACTORS ACTRESSES ASIAN AVAILABLE BOLLYWOOD CINEMA CULTURAL DANCE DIWALI ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT ETHNIC ETHNIC FILMS INDIA MOVIES MOVIES MULTICULTURAL MULTI-CULTURAL SKYPE SONGS WORLD BOOK DAY WORLD BOOK DAY AUTHOR WORLD BOOK WEEK

Ellen Renner

Award-winning writer for children and young adults. World-building expert who enjoys giving inspirational talks and loves to work with young people (and adults) on their writing.
ADVENTURE CHARACTERS CLIMATE EMPATHY GENDER OTHERNESS TECHNOLOGY WORLD-BUILDING

Ben Jeapes

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

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

Robin Price

Recommended Read for World Book Day: graphic novel (London Deep)+ Spartapuss (ancient Rome ruled by cats) Beowuff (Anglo-Saxon vs Viking dogs)+ Roobarb & Custard. AVAILABLE WORLD BOOK DAY WEEK
ADVANCED ADVENTURE AFRICA AGE ANCIENT CATS CELT CELTS CHILDREN'S CLASSICS CRIME EGYPTIANS GIFTED GREEKS GRUFFALO HISTORY HUMOUR LATIN LONDON MYSTERY PICTURE RECOMMENDED READ ROMANS SCI-FI SKYPE SPARTAPUSS STONE TUDO VIKINGS YA

Kit Berry

Lively author of YA/adult series Stonewylde offers stimulating, creative sessions for all ages. Ex-teacher and misses it!
BOYS' FICTION NATURE SELF PUBLISHING SKYPE TEENAGER WRITING WORKSHOP 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; whether it’s getting started with ideas or 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

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

Alex English

Pirates? Yaks? Dinosaurs? Alex offers fun and interactive writing workshops for KS2, KS1 and EYFS. Taking bookings for 2021 onwards. Discounts for autumn term bookings.
ADVENTURE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR CHILDREN'S WRITER EYFS FANTASY FOUNDATION STAGE KS1 KS2 PICTURE BOOKS PIRATES POETRY RECEPTION RHYME SKYPE WORKSHOPS

NS Blackman

Author and illustrator of books for children in KS1 and KS2, and creative writing lecturer. Dinosaur theme. Interactive visits with a focus on inspiring reading (and writing) for pleasure. My books and visits have been particularly successful with boys who had not yet previously loved reading! Fun group activities, quizzes, on-the-spot drawing and creative writing and drawing workshops - learning how to draw a dinosaur in 3D!
ABLE READERS ANGLO SAXON ANIMAL STORIES ASSEMBLIES ASSEMBLY BOOKS FOR BOYS BOYS CHAPTER BOOK CLASS READER CREATIVE WRITING DINOSAUR DINOSAUR TOPIC DINOSAURS EARLY READER FRIENDSHIP GIFTED AND TALENTED HISTORY ILLUSTRATION ILLUSTRATOR IMMIGRATION INFANTS JUNIOR KEY STAGE 1 KEY STAGE 2 KS1 KS1 DINOSAUR TOPIC KS1 DINOSAURS KS2 KS2 ANGLO SAXONS KS2 ANGLO-SAXONS KS2 DINOSAUR TOPIC KS2 DINOSAURS KS2 SAXON TOPIC KS2 SAXONS MIGRATION NURSERY PRIMARY PRIMARY SCHOOL READ ALOUD RECEPTION RELUCTANT READERS ROBOTS SAXON SAXON SAXONS SPECIAL SCHOOL TOLERANCE WHOLE SCHOOL WORKSHOP WORLD BOOK DAY WORLD BOOK DAY 2019 WORLD BOOK WEEK WORLD BOOK WEEK 2019 YEAR 1 DINOSAUR YEAR 1 DINOSAURS YOUNG READERS

Emma Read

Creator of the Milton the Mighty series. Available for fun, interactive assemblies, workshops and crafts, covering my books and creative writing. KS1 and 2. Published by Chicken House, powered by tea!
ARACHNOPHOBIA ASSEMBLY BRAVE BUGS CHILDREN ENVIRONMENT FRIENDSHIP HERO KS1 KS2 MENTOR MINIBEAST NEWS SMALL SPIDERS SUPERHERO WORKSHOP

Ray Clark

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

Gillian McClure

I love to inspire children to be creative. I use my stories and artwork in fun, engaging workshops to suit all ages in the Primary school.
ANIMAL ILLUSTRATION ART WEEK ARTWORK BOOK DUMMIES BOOK WEEK CAMBRIDGE CATS CREATING CHARACTERS DAM BUILDING DOGS FACULTY OF EDUCATION FAIRY TALES FLOODS FOLK TALES FRIENDSHIP ILLUSTRATION KS1 KS2 LEGENDS LIBRARY WORKSHOPS LITERACY MAGICAL CHARACTERS MYSTERIOUS CHARACTERS MYTHICAL CREATURES MYTHS NATIONAL CURRICULUM PICTURE BOOKS POWERPOINT TALKS PUPPETS RECEPTION SCIENCE WEEK SCOTTISH TALES SELKIES SKETCHING TEACHER TRAINING VISUAL SUBPLOTS WATER WATERCOLOURS WORKSHOPS WORLD BOOK DAY

John Lane

Talks booked and given regularly throughout the Home Counties - see website
AFGHANISTAN AMAZON AMAZON ANDES AUTHOR ADVICE CHARITABLE VOLUNTARY WORK ABROAD CHILDREN'S DISABILITY EARTHQUAKES HOW TO BE A WRITER HUMANITARIAN AID MINE-CLEARANCE PAKISTAN PERU RAIN FOREST ROYAL NAVY ROYAL YACHT TALKS TRAVEL WRITING TECHNIQUE

Edward Couzens-Lake

"Acknowledged as a writer who gets ‘into the heads’ of his subjects and stories, Edward Couzens-Lake’s distinctive narrative style has been creating waves in the UK for a few years now. Yet, with much of his work submitted to clients and publishers as a well established and respected ‘ghost’, it has not always been able to match the story or the book with the writer. Distinctive narrative style? Yes. It mixes humour, occasionally dark in its origins but always cutting and often laugh aloud funny mixed with a taste for the critical, this is a writer who summons the spirit of the sixties in his work and words, someone who doesn’t always exercise tact or subtlety but always researches his work beyond the literary event horizon before standing fiercely by same. Give him an idea and he’ll create unforgettable copy".
AUTHOR BLOGGER BROADCASTER COPYWRITER GHOSTWRITER INTERVIEWER TUTOR VOICE ARTIST

Peter Duffell

'A compelling journey through Gurkha history - written with grace and style - it is indeed a wonderful read.' Field Marshal Lord Bramall KG GCB OBE MC
MILITARY

Alicia L. Wright

Children's/Young adult comic fantasy author and artist. Available for World Book Day 2019.
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

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

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

Naomi Richards

Parenting author, speaker, workshop provider, speaker, brand ambassador, life coach for kids
BODY IMAGE CHILDREN CONFIDENCE EDUCATIONAL EDUCATORS EMPOWERING FRIENDSHIPS KIDS PARENTING PEER PRESSURE SELF-ESTEEM SKPE SOCIAL MEDIA SPEECH TALK WORKSHOPS

Christina Gabbitas

Storytelling/Read Aloud and Poetry workshops,inspiring children of all abilities www.christinagabbitas.com
ACCENTS CHARACTERS DYSLEXIA EARLY YEARS FUN GEOGRAPHY HUMOUR IMAGINATION INTERACTIVE MATHS POETRY PRIMARY RHYME SHAPES

Cat Weatherill

Online sessions available (very good technical quality)
ABROAD ADVENTURE AWARDS CEREMONY BOOK WEEK BOYS CONFERENCE CONFERENCES CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS DIGITAL FANTASY 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 WORKSHOPS WORLD BOOK DAY ZOOM

Penny Joelson

Penny Joelson, critically acclaimed YA author of thriller,'I Have No Secrets'. Qualified teacher offering inspiring talks and workshops for KS3 +.
AAC CARNEGIE CEREBRAL PALSY CHRONIC FATIGUE COMMUNITY CRIME CRIME CULTURAL DIVERSITY DISABILITY DIVERSE DIVERSITY DRAMA EMPATHY ETHNIC MINORITIES FAMILIES HERTFORDSHIRE HINDU HOUSEBOUND LONDON M.E. MYSTERY MYSTERY NEIGHBOURS POLISH REALISM SKYPE TEENAGERS TEENS THRILLER UNUSUAL NARRATOR UPLIFTING VOICE WORLD BOOK DAY

Fabi Santiago

🦄 🐯 🌈 Your super cool author and illustrator, maker of quirky stories and totally fun events. 👩🏽‍🎨🎨 Fabi Santiago is the author of 'My pet T-rex', 'I really want that unicorn' and 'Tiger in a Tutu', shortlisted for the Waterstones children's book prize.
ANIMALS AUTHOR BALLET CHARACTERS CHILDRENS BOOK CINEMA DANCE DINOSAUR DIVERSE FUNNY ILLUSTRATION ILLUSTRATOR INCLUSIVE KS1 KS2 PETS PICTURE BOOK PICTUREBOOK PRINTMAKING SCREEN PRINT STORYBOARDING STORYTELLING THEATRE TIGER UNICORN WBD WBW WORKSHOPS WORLD BOOK DAY WORLD BUILDING WORLDBOOKWEEK WRITING

Stuart Reid

"Simply the best author performance I have EVER seen in 15 years of teaching. The best... by a long mile." 
Mr Mashiter, deputy headteacher, St Mary's Primary School, Blackburn. "Stuart Reid is a force of nature! Engaging, educational and extremely entertaining, Stuart is a master of his craft. We had a wonderful time at the Belfast Book Festival and would welcome him back in a heart beat!”  Keith Acheson - Director, Belfast Book Festival In 2017, Stuart received congratulations for his work with the First Minister's Reading Challenge “Fantastic. Well done.” Nicola Sturgeon
2,000 AND AUTHOR AWARD-WINNING AWE-INSPIRING BOOK CHILDREN'S ENERGETIC ENTHUSIASTIC EXCITING FESTIVALS FUNNY HILARIOUS INSPIRATIONAL LIBRARIES SCHOOLS, STORY-TELLER THROUGHOUT WORLD YUCKY

Susanna Beard

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

Chitra Soundar

Multi-cultural author and storyteller who can inspire and ignite the imagination of your class. Her oral and written story workshops are always a big hit. Fully booked until April 2020. Now booking for Summer term 2020. Please book for WBD 2021 by Oct/Nov 2020 - they do fill up quickly! Also check out other wonderful days you can bring Chitra into your classrooms here - http://www.chitrasoundar.com/chitras-author-visits/great-dates-for-author-visits/
BASKET. FRUITS BUTTERFLY DISABILITY DUAL-LANGUAGE EAGLE EGGS EMPATHY FARMER FEAR FLOOD FO GHEE HARMONY INDIA JUSTICE JUSTICE LORIS MAMA ELEPHANT NATURE PANGOLIN PICKLES. JUSTICE PUMPKIN RETELLINGS SILENCE SKYPE SKYPE SPRING STORYTELLING THUNDERSTORMS TRICKSTER WESTERN GHATS WISDOM YAK

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

Adam Guillain

Free virtual school visits. Fun, interactive workshops across the whole school, promoting reading and writing for pleasure.
CPD FUN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS KEYNOTE SPEAKER PICTURE STORYTELLING

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

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

Ian Shircore

Conspiracies, ghostwriting or John F Kennedy -- talks or workshops.
9/11 ADVERTISING ASSASSINATION AUTOPSY BUSINESS CONSPIRACY CONTROVERSY COVER UP DEBATE DIANA DISCUSSION EVIDENCE FORENSIC GHOSTWRITING KENNEDY MARKETING PROOF SCANDAL SCEPTICISM SCHOOL SKYPE UFO

Tracey Iceton

Helping writers of all ages to reach their potential.

Daniel Blythe

Creator of Shadow Runners. Also Doctor Who author, writer for children and adults, experienced workshop leader. Talks, workshops, and visits.
80S CHRISTMAS CYBORGS DADS DOCTOR WHO DR WHO EIGHTIES FAMILY FANTASY GADGETS GAMES HI-LO HUMOUR PARANORMAL PARENTING POLITICS POP MUSIC RELUCTANT READER ROBOTS SCIENCE FICTION SUPERNATURAL TARDIS TOYS

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 2020. 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

Shoo Rayner

Author & illustrator of books for all primary ages, inspiring reluctant readers. Award-winning drawing video show children how to draw. Will travel anywhere - feel free to get in touch.
ANCIENT GREEKS ANIMAL STORIES ART AXEL STORM BEGINNER READERS CREATIVITY DRAGONS DRAWING FUN FUNNY FUNNY STORIES GEOMETRY GINGER NINJA HISTORY HOW TO DRAW HOW TO ILLUSTRATE HUMOUR ILLUSTRATION INFANTS INTERNATIONAL JOKES JUNIORS KS1 KS2 LIBRARY MONSTER STORIES MYTHS OVERSEAS PANDORA PHONICS PICTURE BOOKS RECEPTION RELUCTANT READERS ROMAN BRITAIN SCARY SPACE STORIES STORY PLANNING STORYTELLER THE JUST SO STORIES VIKINGS YOUTUBE

Susan Purcell

Author of books on language, the alphabet and grammar.
DICTIONARIES DICTIONARY ENGLISH FRENCH GERMAN GRAMMAR LANGUAGE LANGUAGES LINGUIST LINGUISTICS NAMES RUSSIAN WORD ORIGINS

John Irving Clarke

Let's play with words. Let's have fun. Let's learn.
ARTS CREATIVE ENRICHMENT EXPLORING EXPRESSION FINDING A VOICE FUN STORIES AND POEMS TALKING WORKSHOPS.

Seth Burkett

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

Jeremy de Quidt

reluctant readers and writers, creative writing, writing workshops, short stories, magical realism, gothic, horror and the supernatural, thriller, adventure, scary writing.
ADVENTURE CREATIVE WRITING FICTION GOTHIC HORROR KEY STAGE 2 KEY STAGE 3 KS2 KS3 MAGICAL MAGICAL REALISM REALISM RELUCTANT READERS SCARY SHORT STORIES SUPERNATURAL TALK WORKSHOP WRITING YA

Andy Sloan

A tale about carrying a tablefootball table overland to Japan on a World Cup adventure, Everest, the Dalai Lama, arrested by Russians, swimming in your work fountain, and other ways to meet more people, be more positive, make your own luck and get more out of life. Can be silly or serious to suit the audience. From making up match reports, planning adventures together and writing our own mini books about them - to good-old storytelling to a crowd with stunning photos to fill you with ideas.
ADVENTURE BACKPACKING BLAGGING CHARITY COMEDY FIFA FOOSBALL FOOTBALL FUNDRAISING IRAN JAPAN MOTIVATION OPTIMIST SOCCER SPORT TABLEFOOTBALL TRAVEL TRUE-STORY WORLD CUP

Edith Fassnidge

Survivor. Dynamic and inspiring speaker
FAMILY GRAPHIC NOVEL HOPE LOVE RESILIENCE SURVIVAL TRAUMA TSUNAMI WOMEN

Ken Preston

I run ‘inspiring’ and ‘fantastic’ creative writing workshops and school author visits. I work with children in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, and on to further education and universities along with creative writing workshops for adults, and I am available for after-dinner speaking, coaching and ghost-writing.
ACTION AND ADVENTURE ADULT WORKSHOPS ASPIRING WRITERS BOOKS FOR BOYS CREATING CHARACTERS CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS DINOSAURS INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING INSPIRATIONAL INTERACTIVE SESSION LITERACY PLOTTING PUBLIC SPEAKING PUBLISHING SELF-PUBLISHING STORIES SUSPENSE TEEN FICTION TIME TRAVEL UNIVERSITY VISITS WORKSHOPS WORLD BOOK DAY WRITING WORKSHOPS YOUNG WRITERS

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

Andy Seed

Blue Peter Award-winning author of funny stories, poetry and non-fiction. Amazing storyteller and specialist at getting children reading. Inspiration guaranteed!
BOYS' READING FUN FUNNY FUNNY POEMS HUMOUR INSPIRATIONAL INTERACTIVE LIVELY POETRY READING FOR PLEASURE STORIES STORYTELLER WORKSHOP WORKSHOPS WRITING

Nikki Young

Children's fiction author and owner of Storymakers, a creative writing club for kids
CHILDREN’S FICTION CREATIVE WRITING TUTOR MIDDLE GRADE FICTION

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!
BOOKS FOR BOYS BOOKS FOR GIRLS CHILDRENS AUTHOR CHILDRENS BOOKS 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 STORYTELLER WRITING FOR CHILDREN

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

Dr Lydia Taiwo

Abuse, Well being, health, parenting, safeguarding, mindfulness, trauma, youth, children, love, hate, school. education, career, work, employment, training, happy, mental health
ABUSE ADVICE CAREER DROP-OUTS EDUCATION EMOTIONAL REGULATION EMPLOYMENT GANGS GUIDANCE HEALING MENTAL HEALTH PARENTING PSYCHO-EDUCATION RECOVERY RESILIENCE SAFEGUARDING TRAINING TRAUMA UNIVERSITY

Jane Clack

YA author, Children's author
ADVENTURE ANTI-BULLYING EDUCATIONAL FANTASY LITERACY SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS

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

Robert Ashton

Author of books, Business, Columnists, Ghostwriter, Non-fiction
CHANGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP HISTORY QUAKER RURAL

Tony Lee

#1 NYT Best-Selling author/graphic novelist. 'Change The Channel' World Tour critical success for reluctant readers.
ACTION ADVENTURE BOOKS FOR BOYS BOOKS FOR GIRLS BOYS COMICS DRACULA FUNNY GIRLS GRAPHIC NOVELS HOROWITZ HORROR KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 RELUCTANT READER SCI FI SCRIPTWRITING SHERLOCK HOLMES WORKSHOPS WORLD BOOK DAY WORLD BOOK WEEK WRITING

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

Paul Murdoch

I have over ten years experience of school and library visits. I've travelled to most spots in the UK but I've also performed school workshops in Indonesia and Europe. My fantasy adventure series The Peck Chronicles is full of imagination and tension. Other novels like Windscape and The Egg Thief explore environmental issues through adventures stories that draw children in but ultimately let them decide how they feel themselves about various issues. My Old Bloke Goes series looks at topics through an old bloke’s perspective.
ADVENTURE ANIMALS ASTHMA BALI BULLYING CHILDREN'S BOOKS DISABILITY DRAGONS FACETIME FANTASY SERIES FUN HUMOUR IMAGINATION KIDS MAGIC MONSTERS MYSTERY RACISM SCOTLAND SERIES SKYPE YOUNG ADULT

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

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

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.
ADVICE ALL AGES ANIMALS ANXIETY ART BIGGOTRY BULLYING CHARACTERS CHILDREN COMFORT COMIC STRIPS COMICS CREATIVE CREATIVITY DIVORCE DRAWING FATHERHOOD GRAPHIC NOVELS HUMOUR ILLUSTRATION LICENSED CHARACTERS LICENSED FILM CHARACTERS LICENSED TV CHARACTERS LIFE MANGA PARENTHOOD PARENTING PICTURE BOOKS SELF HELP SEPARATION SKYPE STORY TELLING TEENAGERS TEENS WORLD BOOK DAY WORLD BOOK WEEK WRITING

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

Julie Stock

Self-published author of romantic fiction from around the world. I give inspirational talks about my self-publishing journey and also about how I come up with the ideas for my contemporary romances. I give creative writing workshops for adults, and to young people from KS3 upwards.
ADULTS BOOK CLUBS CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVALS LIBRARIES ROMANCE SCHOOLS SELF-PUBLISHING WI GROUPS WORKSHOPS WRITING

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

Beth Shepherd

Inspire, encourage, and motivate!
AFFORDABLE BOOK READINGS CONFIDENCE CREATIVE WRITING DETERMINED ENCOURAGE GOING FOR GOALS GOING ON A JOURNEY HARROW ITS GOOD TO BE ME KEY STAGE 2 MEET THE AUTHOR SESSIONS MOTIVATIONAL PHSE RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL SCHOOL VISITS SELF BELIEF STORY WRITING WORKSHOPS WRITING SKILLS YEAR 6 MOVING ON

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

Susan Price

A Carnegie winning author, a 'hybrid' self-publisher, happy talking to all ages.
ADULTS CHILDREN CREATING A STORY STORY TELLING TEENAGERS WORKSHOPS

Ian 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

Echo Freer

Author of teen & YA fiction. Inspirational author-talks and exciting, interactive workshops for KS 2 - 5.
COMEDY COMEDY ROMANCE COMEDY THRILLER DISABILITIES SKYPE DISTOPIAN THRILLER GHOSTS TEEN FICTION YA FICTION

Graham Jones

Author of exciting educational history based adventure books for primary school children. Offers curriculum based school and library visits including whole school assembly and craft and literacy based workshops.
APOLLO MOON LANDING BATTLE OF BRITAIN BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR CURRICULUM EDUCATIONAL FAMOUS PEOPLE HISTORY LORD NELSON MARS MOON NAPOLEONIC WARS NEIL ARMSTRONG SPACE SPACE RACE TIME TRAVEL WORLD WAR 2
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