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Lindsay Littleson

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Contact: lindsay-1@hotmail.co.uk
Local authority: East Renfrewshire
Languages: English
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Since winning the Kelpies Prize in 2014 for my debut novel The Mixed Up Summer of Lily McLean, I have been busy writing both contemporary and historical fiction for children aged 8-12. Guardians of the Wild Unicorns is a unicorn story with a difference, in which two friends have to save the last of Scotland's wild unicorns from extinction. The Titanic Detective Agency is a Titanic-set mystery with a Scottish twist, and A Pattern of Secrets is a Victorian adventure set in Paisley.

As an ex-primary teacher I am confident about working with primary-aged children and am happy to do author visits to schools with the aim of inspiring pupils to read for pleasure and to write their own stories. I can do assemblies for P4-7 pupils and creative writing workshops for individual classes based around any one of my novels, all of which have accompanying resource packs for primary teachers.

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; Workshop

Audience can work with

Reluctant readers; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Historical fiction; History; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14

Audience size

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