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Trudi Tweedie

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Contact: trudi.tweedie@outlook.com
Local authority: Aberdeenshire
Languages: English
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Trudi Tweedie is the author of The Pure Heart, the first YA winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.

"[A] wonderful, twisted gothic novel … [an] evocation of a weird and wonderful world with compulsive characters and a cracking mystery at its core" - The Times

"Oozing atmosphere, this reads like a teenage version of recent gothic fantasies like The Binding or The Familiars: a deliciously chilling Elizabethan tale with an injection of horror" - The Observer 

"[An] atmospheric Gothic chiller" - i (The Independent) 

Trudi has lots of experience delivering workshops, is also available for assemblies and panels, and can tailor event content to each specific group. Workshop ideas include : Writing Gothic Fiction; Creating worlds using research: Using myths and fairy tales to build ideas for your own novel.

Trudi is also available for Skype visits.

(Photo by Judy Laing)

Websites featuring the author

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

Panel event; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Historical fiction; History; Horror; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Picture books; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Rhyming books for younger readers; Rural communities; Science fiction

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18

Audience size

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