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Mark A Smith

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English
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My award-winning children’s book, Slugboy Saves the World, is a comedy adventure featuring the world’s worst superhero and is set in various locations around Scotland. Slugboy won the Kelpies Prize and has also been nominated for a Fantastic Book Award, the Waverton Good Read Children's Award and was named one of the top 12 Great Scottish Children’s Books of the Year (8-11) by the Scottish Book Trust.


My events - which I have delivered at festivals, bookshops, libraries and in dozens of schools up and down the country - are interactive and lively, with lots of laughs, fun and games, singing, storytelling, superhero-creating and much more! The number one aim of my Slugboy event is to get children excited about reading and inspired to do some writing of their own.


I am a Primary teacher, so I know how to engage children, keep their attention and pitch activities at an appropriate level. As well as author events, I can deliver creative writing workshops to all ages and stages, focusing on various aspects of writer’s craft such as story structure and creating characters.

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

Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Topics of work

Adventure; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Fantasy; Science fiction

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11

Audience size

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