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Frances Hendry

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Contact: francesmhendry2704@gmail.com
Local authority: Moray
Languages: English, Scots

After 23 years teaching, mostly English, I learned what bits of books pupils skipped, and how to avoid them. I've talked to student teachers, history teachers, school pupils aged 5-18, from groups of 5-800.

I talk on Books are Magic! preferences for a minimum of one hour, but prefer two hours+ in library or classroom with 20-100 people - I can cope with most things and be flexible around this.

Most of my books include a character disadvantaged mentally or physically, often as hero - or villain. Books are mostly, but not all, historical adventure fiction, as historically accurate as possible, for young adults.

I'll travel anywhere, but if I'm away overnight, organise me more than one talk, please!

(Works in Scots)

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

Reading; Talk

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Reluctant readers

Topics of work

Adventure; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Fantasy; Historical fiction; History; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

11-30; 31-100; 100-500