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Kimberlie Hamilton

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Contact: kimberliehamilton@icloud.com
Local authority: Aberdeen City
Languages: English
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Kimberlie Hamilton is an author and screenwriter who used to live in sunny Los Angeles and now lives in misty Aberdeen with four feline writing assistants. She has written all sorts of things over the years but particularly loves writing entertaining non-fiction books for young people with curious minds.

Kimberlie has two Master’s degrees (in screenwriting and creative & cultural communications) and is currently studying creative writing at Cambridge University. She is the author of Scotland’s Animal Superstars (Cranachan 2019); Rebel Cats! (Scholastic UK 2018) and Rebel Dogs! (Scholastic UK 2019), featuring illustrated biographies of heroic animals throughout history; Generation Hope (Scholastic UK 2020), a book for aspiring changemakers with profiles of young activists worldwide; and Rebel Animals at Risk (Scholastic UK 2021), showcasing endangered species and what can be done to save them. Her books have been translated into 20 languages. 

Kimberlie is available for writing workshops, school visits, literary events for young readers and presentations on a variety of subjects, including her own books, the creative process, research and the joys of being a “history detective”, storytelling as a means of learning about the past, and various aspects of youth activism (environmental issues, mental health, etc.).

(Photo credit: Neil Gordon/aberdeenphoto.com)

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

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Reluctant readers; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Animals; Biography & memoir; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Historical fiction; History; Travel writing; World War 1; World War 2

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14

Audience size

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