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Emily Dodd

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Contact: sustainablestories@gmail.com
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English
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Emily is passionate about wildlife, science and stories. Her interactive author events for children of all ages include music, dancing and storytelling.

She has a MSc in communicating science, a BSc in Geophysical Sciences, a HNC in counselling and an NC in Art and Design. Her background includes eight years working full time in museums, developing and delivering educational programmes.

Emily is a screenwriter for CBeebies and wrote a play for schools broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

Emily is the author of four picture books about Scottish Wildlife (aimed at children 3 – 6 years) including Can’t-Dance-Cameron and Crime Squirrel Investigators. Emily’s latest storybook is a chapter book called Surfing the Moon, written from the perspective of boy with ASD. 

Emily has written twelve non-fiction science books for publishers including HarperCollins and PanMacmillan. She wrote an adult non-fiction book for Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Emily regularly works with heritage organisations on oral history projects creating digital stories.

She was the Scottish Book Trust/Creative Scotland Reader-in-Residence at Leith Library, the Scottish Book Trust Author-in-Residence for Annette Street Primary School and is currently the Author-in-Residence at Daliburgh Primary on the Isle of South Uist. 

Emily has written and performed professional comedy and spoken word for adult audiences. 

Emily has ADHD. 

Local authorities can visit

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

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Crime fiction; Environment & climate; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Nature; Picture books; Religion & beliefs; Science

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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