I write books for adults and children. In 1981 I won the W H Smith Young Writers’ Award, run and judged by the poet Ted Hughes. I graduated from King’s College, London. I’m a Creative Writing Mentor and Writer in Residence with the Scottish Book Trust.
I visit schools, libraries, book groups and other venues to tell stories and share my passion for books, to give talks or chair events. I have chaired at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, including A. L. Kennedy, and Michael Morpurgo.
Why Choose Me?
I am an experienced English teacher and teach English and Creative Writing to 11-18 year olds, including one to one tuition and mentoring of pupils at Higher and Advanced Higher. I am a Creative Writing Mentor with the Scottish Book Trust, mentoring young people with their creative writing projects culminating in the publication of their own stories. I have three times acted as a Writer in Residence across the country through Scottish Book Trust and also the Craigmillar Literacy Fund.
Contact and Fees
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an author visit/workshop/storytelling event. My fees are usually £175 for an hour session, plus expenses. This is in line with the Society of Authors’ and Scottish Book Trust’s recommended rates.
You can also read about my books on my Amazon Author Page.