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Bruna De Luca

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Local authority: Scottish Borders
Languages: English
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I’m a Scottish-Italian children’s author living in the Scottish Borders and I write picture books and fiction for 9-12 year olds.

My debut picture book I’m Not Cute, I’m Dangerous is a humorous tale about a fluffy crocodile who, fed up with being teased by her older siblings, decides to use her differences to her own advantage. The main themes are not judging by appearances, self-acceptance, animals, nature and family relationships.

For all ages, I aim to make sessions lively and interactive, and to nurture a love of books and stories. With younger age groups, this might involve the use of props, puppets, songs and arts and crafts. With older children, I use picture books to illustrate the main beats that underpin stories, encouraging them to use these elements to shape their own writing.

As a former ESL teacher and trained counsellor, I love interacting with pupils, inviting them to share their own experiences, questions, thoughts and ideas about stories, writing and the publishing Industry. As a book blogger at My Book Corner, I read a lot of contemporary children’s fiction and am passionate about benefits of reading for pleasure. Ultimately, I hope to foster this joy in young readers!

Local authorities can visit

Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Multilingual event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL)

Topics of work

Animals; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Picture books; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+