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Simon Puttock

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Midlothian
Languages: English

I like to work within a broad age range, generally P1-5; author sessions can never be just readings, or just about me. I thrive on questions, and often have two answers to any one question - which must be a bargain. Whilst I do talk about books, reading, writing and illustration, other subjects have been known to crop up, such as proportional maths in relation to left handedness.

I am also available for residencies and workshops, working with children from P1 upwards and adults. Workshops can be structured towards specific story writing aims, or more free form, using word and story games to explore the sheer fun of language and inventive possibility.

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; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Death, grief & bereavement; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; LGBTQIA+ characters; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Picture books

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 18+

Audience size

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