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Mandy Sinclair

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Email amanda.sinclair1@ntlworld.com
Local authority: Renfrewshire
Languages: English
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My illustrations have been published in many books by, among others, Luath, Hodder, The National Trust for Scotland's Wee Guide series for children, GM Publishing, United Press, and Culture and Sport Glasgow.

I am passionate about inspiring creativity in children and young people. I have presented workshops and programmes for many authorities over Scotland and at such events as, The Big Draw and Aye Write!

Fun-packed sessions with lots of positive feedback, including, 'one million out of ten' from pupils at David Livingstone primary school! One project I was invited to was Project Z (Ferguslie Library young people's group), where they acted in Dawn of the Fegs - a community produced movie. I helped the young people create the accompanying graphic novel - Terror at the Tanny. The project won the Community Arts Award 2012.

At present I am working with Create Scotland - another graphic novel for the Young People and Mental Health Festival, Open Mind, and have two picture books out later this year. It's not a bad job indeed, this illustration lark!

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; Stirling

Events can deliver

Live drawing; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; 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

Adolescence; Animals; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Fantasy; Friendship; History; Nature; Picture books

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18

Audience size

0-10; 11-30