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Ross Collins

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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I have been working as a children's author and illustrator for 25 years, have published over 130 books and have spoken to countless children at events across the world. My preferred age group is P2 (6-8 years old) but I also do talks for older children up to age 10 years old at schools and book festivals.

Events include live drawing, readings, facts about being an author/illustrator and how books are made, a Q&A, drawing for the kids and general shenanigans. I also do adult talks about my career in children's books and talks about how to get started for illustration students. Available nationwide but if lengthy travel is involved I would ask to do more than one session. (Photo credit: Chris Close)

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

Live drawing; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Comedy, humour & funny books; Picture books; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 18+

Audience size

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