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Caroline Dunford

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I write YA, historical fiction, thrillers, crime fiction, romance and plays. I currently have 25 books published.

I am a part-time Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh University, designing and teaching courses in creative writing in the Continuing Learning department. I enjoy teaching writers of all abilities from age 12 upwards. I have run workshops both in my local library and at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

I have two YA novels: Snared and Fake News. Snared explores gang culture and family issues through the character of 15 year-old Nox. Fake News explores our understanding of the media and its misinformation through 4 high schoolers’ self-run news site.

My Euphemia Martins series strongly features the class system before, and during, WWI. My follow-on series focuses on the home front during WWII. I also write about spies and spycraft from the earlier part of the 20th century. My Daniel Truce series features a character with PTSD, who also has severe difficulties in understanding the emotions of others and relies on body language.

I am a qualified psychotherapist. I am flexible in arranging events and workshops. I want to provide an entertaining and educational experience for my audience. I can work on longer or shorter projects.

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Midlothian; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Intergenerational learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Fantasy; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; Horror; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction; Wars & conflicts; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100