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Michelle Mackenzie (Shelly Mack)

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: North Lanarkshire
Languages: English
Michelle Mackenzie (Shelly Mack)'s headshot

After receiving interest in my young adult fantasy, Landis, I published with Monarch Educational Services. I am now represented by Saskia Leach at the Kate Nash Agency and I am focused on Young Adult thrillers going forward. Since Landis was published last year, I have visited many primary and high schools as well as libraries, speaking to audiences ranging from 10 to 200 pupils. These visits consist of an interactive Q&A where the students ask the questions (these are sent before my visit). It keeps them engaged and spurs other questions also. During the visits, I also carry out a small reading to introduce the book and leave a writing prompt for the pupils with the potential of returning to do a creative writing workshop.


I also have five picture books and I am available to run an interactive hour with the younger children. During visits, I read one of my books, bring mascots, run an activity and get the children to write a small story. My goal is to inspire young people to keep reading and to encourage creative skills.


I am available for:

• Talks in schools and libraries

• Panel discussions and meet-the-author events.

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Horror; Loneliness & isolation; Mystery & thriller; Picture books; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens

Age groups will work with

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

Audience size

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