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I am an illustrator and writer of over 80 books, veteran school visitor, festival eventer, and public speaker. Over time, I've been asked:
How do you write a book?
Where do you get your ideas from?
How do you draw so good?
How long does it take to write a book?
How many books have you wrote?
Are you rich?
Why are you so old?
Where can I get my artistic license?
Were you a hippy when you were wee?
The answer to these and other questions can be obtained by inviting me to come an visit your school, library, festival, castle or garden. I will talk, draw, tell stories, show illustrations with Powerpoint slides but, most of all, I will do my absolute best to enthuse, invigorate and inspire you and the next generation of readers, writers and illustrators. (Photo credit: Michael Holton)
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Live drawing; Mentoring; Panel event; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders
Topics of work
Adolescence; Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Death, grief & bereavement; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Picture books; Rhyming books for younger readers; Seasonal books