I’m a full-time author and now have six novels and five picture books in publication. Over the last ten years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work in schools and libraries all over the UK, in Malaysia and in different parts Europe. I’ve visited over 30,000 children in that time, either giving workshops or presentations. I like to see children using their imagination and make my visits very interactive through games and discussion.
My books, like Sunny, my new children’s novel for children over 10 years, tend to look at topical subjects while telling a fast moving stories.
I’ve also worked with Education Scotland presenting author blogs to schools on Indonesia, Standing Stones and organising book launches. These video diaries are still on the GLOW platform.
About writer's work
Sunny - is a mystery where a boy, Sunny Wilson, survives a horrible crash only to find out that he wasn't supposed to live. Family feuds, racism and sectarian issues are the background to this fast moving thriller for kids. 10+ years. ‘A fast-moving crime thriller for school pupils aimed at tackling…sectarianism and racism.’ The Scotsman
Windscape - explores the wind farms an environmental issues through a Jenny and Pavel adventure story set in the west of Scotland. 8+ years.
The Egg Thief - explores conservation issues through another Jenny and Pavel adventures, set in the west of Scotland. 8+ years.
The Peck Chronicles - an asthmatic hero, James Peck tries to reunite his crazy family in this world an others. Full of magic and monsters, these books are ideal for exploring children’s imagination and creativity. 8+ years.
The Tiffy Toffy Tales - fun animal tales with counting and finding objects in the pages. Ideal for P1-P3 children. The supporting workshop has lots of games, puppets and drawing.
I genuinely love seeing children enjoy books and using their imagination.
Testimonials and more workshop details at www.paulmurdoch.co.uk