Author details

Paul Murdoch

Biography

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

Websites featuring the author

Paul Murdoch

Contact details

Tel: 07784235151, email: paulmurdoch1@gmail.com, website: www.paulmurdoch.co.uk

Local authority where they are based

West Dunbartonshire

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Other

Age groups

5-8, 9-12, Teens

LL funded

Yes

BRAW network

Yes

Author type

Writer

Language

English

Books written

Sunny

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
Luck seems to be on young Sunny Wilson’s side when he survives a major road accident. But was he meant to walk away?
Egg Thief cover

The Egg Thief

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
Young Jenny MacLeod and her friend, Pavel, are caught up in an exciting adventure on the Western Isles of Scotland.

Talisman [writing as Paul Murdoch]

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
Can James find the Talisman in time? Is his father in Denthan too? And can he save a whole world and everyone he loves?
Tiffy and Toffy - The Lucky Pellet

Tiffy and Toffy - The Lucky Pellet

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
Winter is coming and the two sister-mice, Tiffy and Toffy, find themselves short of food. Join them on their adventure as they set off to try and find some corn for their larder.
Tiffy and Toffy - The Big Red Monster

Tiffy and Toffy - The Big Red Monster

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
When Tiffy and Toffy grab all their things and run away from a big red monster, they end up in Willie Weasel’s lair. Can Molly Mole save them? What will become of their home?
Tiffy and Toffy - The Great Vole Rescue

Tiffy and Toffy - The Great Vole Rescue

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
When Violet Vole tells Tiffy and Toffy that Willie Weasel has stolen all the baby voles, they set off to try and save them. Can Tiffy and Toffy rescue the voles and save the day?
Tiffy and Toffy - Annie Adder's Gold

Tiffy and Toffy - Annie Adder's Gold

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
A beautiful picture book for younger children featuring two sister mice - Tiffy and Toffy.

Windscape

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
A proposed wind farm on a lonely Scottish island starts a series of events that leads 10 year-old Jenny MacLeod on a dangerous adventure with her friend Pavel.
Titty and Tatty - The Squashed-Worm and Bramble Pie

Titty and Tatty - The Squashed-Worm and Bramble Pie

Author(s): Paul Murdoch
When Titty goes looking for brambles for her sister's special pie, Kenny Kestrel tries to spoil her fun. There's more than Titty and Tatty needing fed on this sunny autumn day.