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Mark A Smith

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Email mark.smith.1985@hotmail.co.uk
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.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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

Children

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11

Audience size

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