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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.
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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!
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Blue Peter Award-winning author of funny stories, poetry and non-fiction. Amazing storyteller and specialist at getting children reading. Inspiration guaranteed!
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Author for children and adults, former print and BBC journalist, experienced creative writing tutor.
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#1 NYT Best-Selling author/graphic novelist. 'Change The Channel' World Tour critical success for reluctant readers.
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I have written nine self helps books; A Winning Attitude, Simple Steps to Happiness, Stress in the Workplace,
Don't Just Dream About it - Do it, Success - Putting People First Money Second, Let Love Replace Religion, Great Wealth is Good Health,
The Power of the 21st Woman, Believe in Yourself
Award-winning author of books for all ages, offering inspiring workshops, poetry and prose, performances, talks,insets and motivation for the reluctant!
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Author of Teen novel OH MY GODS based in North London
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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!
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.
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The UK's LGBT History Month Poet Laureate and Yorkshire's Olympic Poet for 2012.
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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.
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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Children's/Young adult comic fantasy author and artist.
Available for World Book Day 2021.
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Penny Joelson, critically acclaimed YA author of thriller,'I Have No Secrets'. Qualified teacher offering inspiring talks and workshops for KS3 +.
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"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".
Bestselling and BAFTA-winning author/illustrator of children’s picture-books
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Picture books, Early Years, Fiction, Non-Fiction, PSHE, School visits for all ages, History, Publishing and self-publishing
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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!
Creator of Shadow Runners. Also Doctor Who author, writer for children and adults, experienced workshop leader. Talks, workshops, and visits.
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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.
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Critically acclaimed, picture book & YA author offering inspiring talks, tailor-made writing workshops, interactive reading sessions and performances to all ages.
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Popular author of children's history and scifi for YA, with 10 years teaching experience, runs fun interactive school workshops.
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Author of the Milton the Mighty series. AVAILABLE NOW FOR VIRTUAL EVENTS - draw-along, reading, Q and A and creative writing workshops.
Available for fun, interactive assemblies, workshops and crafts, covering my books and creative writing. KS1 and 2. Published by Chicken House, powered by tea!
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.
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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!
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nimals, especially wildlife, fantasy animals and humour are my specialities, history, and retellings of traditional stories.
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🦄 🐯 🌈 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.
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Writes narrative non-fiction, fiction and non-fiction for all ages. Author of several popular My Story books. Loves writing history, humour, and often a mixture of both.
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High energy author visits to motivate, enthuse and excite children about books, reading and writing.
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.
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Storytelling/Read Aloud and Poetry workshops,inspiring children of all abilities www.christinagabbitas.com
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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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.
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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.
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Talks booked and given regularly throughout the Home Counties - see website
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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 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.
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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.
"Took author talks to a whole new level: absolutely electrifying." Award-winning author of the Jimmy Coates books, for dynamic & inspirational events.
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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.
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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. Now offering video visits to your classrooms and assemblies. Find out more here - http://www.chitrasoundar.com/chitras-author-visits/video-visits/.
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