Looking for more in Author Directory?

Martin Stewart

All of the information on this page has been provided by the author. If you need an author to have specialist skills, experience or knowledge beyond their creative work, please ask for more information about this ahead of booking them for an event. Please note that authors do not have to have a PVG to be listed.
Contact: contact@martinstewartbooks.com
Local authority: South Ayrshire
Languages: English
Martin Stewart's headshot

A former English teacher and lecturer in creative writing, Martin Stewart has been a full-time writer for nearly ten years. The Bridget Vanderpuff series, published by Zephyr, is his middle-grade debut. His previous work, for young adults, was published by Penguin, and nominated for several national awards. His adult debut, Double Proof, launches with Polygon in March 2024. Martin’s work has been published internationally, and translated into nine languages.  

Martin has extensive experience of delivering events in schools and other venues, including several school residencies for Scottish Book Trust. His sessions are varied and engaging, helping promote reading for pleasure and the pursuit of creative ambition. These fun events contain details about his books, characters, and inspirations, along with a reading and Q&A.  

Martin's years in the classroom, combined with his experience of publishing across different genres and age-ranges, have given him a unique insight into the writing process for young learners. He has extensive experience of delivering workshops across upper primary, BGE and national qualifications, which empower learners to feel confident in their creative writing and quickly produce work that is considered, entertaining and uniquely theirs.   


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

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

Audience can work with

Outdoor learning; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Care experience; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Gender equality; Horror; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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