Our Authors

We are very proud of our partnerships with some of the UK’s leading, experienced educational practitioners.

With first hand knowledge of what is needed in the schools of today, our authors write informative and interesting books that follow the National Curriculum.

We can arrange your school and library visits with our valued authors, who will hold story telling sessions and workshops for small or large groups of pupils and teachers and provide signed copies of their fabulous books.

For more information on author visits please email marketing@eprint.co.uk

Ian MacDonald

Ian MacDonald is a writer and former Deputy Headteacher. He had his first book, Mrs.Wrelton's Dinosaur published in 2003. He regularly visits schools with a wide range of activities from infant story time to writing workshops with pupils of all ages. His work has been featured on BBC TV and Radio. Ian MacDonald's books often contain simple vocabulary and are packed with amazing characters such as strange aliens, marauding mummies and even a skateboarding granny!

Adam Bushnell

Adam Bushnell is a published author of fictional and academic books, educational consultant, storyteller, voice over artist and teacher. He works in the UK and internationally in both state and private education.

He is the author of ten books of fiction including 'Snakes Legs and Cows Eggs', which was selected by the School Library Association for the Boys into Books list for 2008. Adam is a full member of the Society of Authors, Society for Storytelling, Children's Discovery Centre, National Association of Workshop Providers, Speaking of Books, Authors Abroad and Equity and regularly appears as guest author at the Northern Children's Book Festival as well as other Literature Festivals across the U.K. Adam can deliver workshops on any curriculum topic and has won high praise from teachers and educational practitioners from across the UK and beyond.

Stephanie Baudet

Stephanie Baudet is a talented author who has written a whole host of children’s books and teacher resources. She was born in Cheshire and brought up in Australia and New Zealand. She returned to England in 1967 and now lives in Buckinghamshire. Stephanie loves to visit schools and presents a flexible mix of reading and writing workshops and interactive games to help children explore different aspects of story construction.

Hazel Bennett

Hazel Bennett has been a teacher for over 30 years. Her passion for education has seen her teach in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools as a co-ordinator for English, Special Educational Needs and Religious Education. Hazel has written many class assembly play scripts. She has also appeared on Teachers’ TV as an advisor and written articles for Junior Education & Child Education magazines.

Heather Butler

Heather Butler has been teaching in UK Primary Schools for more than 30 years. As well as continuing her teaching part time, she still loves to write and leads inset training, R.E & spirituality days and story writing workshops. Heather is also involved with charities working with traumatised children. She is a story-teller at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre and a member of the National Association of Writers in Education.

Margaret Nash

Margaret Nash started her award-winning writing career as a children’s librarian in London and later, a regional schools’ librarian in Hertfordshire. She grew up in West Yorkshire and now lives in Bedfordshire. Margaret also tutors adult education classes in creative writing.

Emma Karolyi

Emma Karolyi is a Director of Studies and an experienced Primary School teacher, who has taught at every stage. She has written several books on World Religion and History as well as created fun activities for pupils, which save teachers valuable time. Emma is also the author of many published educational resources and has taught English as a second language (ESL) in the UK and Hungary.

Lisa Sparkes

Lisa Sparkes is an author and full time sports coach and PE co-ordinator at a Primary School in Margate, Kent. She has worked at the school for over ten years and coaches all of the after school sports activities, specialising in Football and Cricket. Lisa has previously worked as a PE tutor, activity instructor and a Kick Into Education Officer for Charlton Athletic Football Club. Her goal is to make PE in schools as accessible as possible, with minimum workload for teachers and maximum impact for pupils.

Sandra Glover

Sandra Glover, is an award winning Cumbrian author and qualified ex-teacher who has been writing books for young readers and teenagers since 1997. Sandra enjoys visiting different schools for interactive talks, workshops or teaching creative writing. These events can also be individually designed to fit with the themes or curriculum requirements.

Dr. Steve Killick

Dr. Steve Killick is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working for the NHS in South Wales with young people with severe emotional and mental health problems. He has worked in both adult and child education and is Consultant Psychology Advisor to NCH schools. Dr. Killick has also written and produced several training films in the areas of child development and mental health.

There are currently no publications available

Rod Brockway

Rod Brockway started his career as a teacher in the Falkland Islands, riding from house to house on his faithful old horse, Rosy. Then, after working in various schools in the South West of England, he became the Headteacher of a school in Somerset and then became a tutor for the Open College of Arts.

Paul Cleghorn

Paul Cleghorn works as a freelance education consultant offering advice, training and support to various schools and education authorities in Scotland. Using his knowledge and experience of working as a Headteacher of a Primary School and as a Development Officer in Thinking Development, he has created a range of courses developing thinking and emotional intelligence through philosophical enquiry aimed at all ages from Nursery to Secondary School. Over the past seven years, Paul has published several books, which have been translated into Korean and Dutch, and given workshops, keynote addresses and presentations across the UK. He has also spoken at several International Conferences on Thinking.

Julia Jarman

Julia Jarman lives in Riseley, a village north of Bedford with her husband and two cats. Julia became a teacher after studying English and Drama at Manchester University. She frequently visits schools, libraries and colleges at home and abroad entertaining everyone with her dramatic readings and inspiring children to read.

There are currently no publications available

Mark Bartholomew

Mark Bartholomew was born in Essex but now lives over the border in Suffolk. He is Head of History in a Middle School where he also teaches English. Mark attends literary festivals and conducts creative writing workshops for children.

Nik Perring

Nik Perring is a writer and lives in the North West of England. When he's not writing he runs story-writing workshops for adults and children, regularly taking his workshops into schools.

Yvonne Coppard

Yvonne Coppard is a full time writer, living in Cambridge. She was formerly a teacher of English/Drama and has many years of experience in teaching both children and adults.

Derek Keilty

Derek Keilty is a civil servant by day and a children's author by night. He published his first children's novel in 2003. He won an award in the Eason/Downtown Radio short story competition for best children's book and later that year, wrote and illustrated his children's story website. Derek visits different schools and libraries in Northern Ireland to carry out storytelling and workshops.

Taffy Thomas

Taffy Thomas was a teacher, fisherman and circus entertainer before suffering a severe stroke at age 35. He reinvented himself to become a pioneer in the storytelling revival. His work was recognised when he received an MBE. He tells stories in schools all over the country and is Artistic Director of the Northern Centre for Storytelling.

There are currently no publications available

Suzi Cresswell

Suzi Cresswell is a former London based Primary teacher. She trained as an educational psychologist over 15 years ago and now lives and works in Staffordshire. She has a special interest in literacy difficulties and as well as several mainstream schools, she also works in a unit for dyslexic pupils.

Julie Palmer

Julie Palmer is a teacher with over 20 years’ experience of working with dyslexic and gifted pupils. She has developed a unique system of teaching handwriting using her artistic and practical nature and her keen empathy for how children and young people think, feel and remember. Julie conducts workshops for different organisations and schools.

Jane Smith

Jane Smith studied music at Manchester University, and is a primary music specialist teacher and consultant in Buckinghamshire. She is passionate about getting children singing and her compositions are designed to be accessible and enjoyable. Her compositions have been widely performed; most recently by 750 children at the Royal Albert Hall.

Mark Cowan

Mark Cowan is an experienced Geography teacher in a successful 11-18 school in Stockton-on-Tees in North East England. He is married with one daughter. His poems have featured in educational resources and their success has prompted a full book devoted to Geographical topics.

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