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Yvonne Banham

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Local authority: Falkirk
Languages: English
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I’m a children’s author based in Stirlingshire, and I write spooky adventures for readers aged 10-14. My first book, The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores Mackenzie, is a ghost filled, shapeshifting, paranormal whydunnit set in Edinburgh Old Town, which also focuses on friendships, personal boundaries and the joy of found family. There’s a scattering of humour in there too. As well as loving all stories with ghosts, monsters and things that go bump in the night, I enjoy using settings as character, exploring the characters themselves, including the ever-popular villains, and utilising all of the senses to enrich a story – there is a lot of food in my writing!


I provide assembly style visits or classroom-based workshops for children in P6 to S2. This includes how and why I became an author, a look at why we enjoy stories that thrill, excite and sometimes even scare us, and how to come up with a recipe for our own spooky stories using those tiny but ever so crucial details that make our writing the best it can be. I set time aside for a reading or two, and always a Q&A.

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; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; Horror; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 18+

Audience size

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