Type of Artist:
Talk, reading, creative writing workshops
DetailsPreferred age range:
Ages 7 to 12 years, but I can do KS1 (Years 1&2) with my Climbing a Tree activity.
No of sessions per day:
Half day (Morning or afternoon) = 2 sessions
Maximum 4 for a full day – (2 in morning, 2 in afternoon), plus time for book signng
45 mins for talks
2hrs to half day for workshops
Areas prepared to travel to:
Most places if expenses are met.
Car at 45p per mile, or train.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Dan Metcalf website
Dino Wars: Rise of the Raptors- First in a four-part series
Dino Wars: Trials of Terror (2nd title in series
Codebusters (Bloomsbury, 2017)
Jamie Jones, Galaxy Defender (Aged 8½) (Oxford University Press, 2017)
The Lottie Lipton Adventures: The Curse of the Cairo Cat (Bloomsbury, 2015)
The Lottie Lipton Adventures: Secrets of the Stone (Bloomsbury, 2015)
The Lottie Lipton Adventures: The Egyptian Enchantment (Bloomsbury, 2016)
The Lottie Lipton Adventures: The Scroll of Alexandria (Bloomsbury, 2016)
The Lottie Lipton Adventures: The Catacombs of Chaos (Bloomsbury, 2016)
The Lottie Lipton Adventures: The Eagle of Rome (Bloomsbury, 2016)
Maisie Mae: No Boys Allowed (Little, Brown Young Readers, 2014) Lead writer for Hothouse fiction under the penname Poppy Harper
Maisie Mae: Bad Luck Bridesmaid (Little, Brown Young Readers, 2014) Lead writer for Hothouse fiction under the penname Poppy Harper
Maisie Mae: Camping is Not Very Oh La La! (Little, Brown Young Readers, 2014) Lead writer for Hothouse fiction under the penname Poppy Harper Robot Races: Rainforest Rampage (Curious Fox, 2013) for Hothouse fiction under the penname Axel Lewis
Robot Races: Desert Disaster. (Curious Fox, 2013) for Hothouse fiction under the penname Axel Lewis
"Dan's visit to our school was inspiring! The children were captivated by his dramatic readings from his books. They were swept away into a sci fi world following the adventures of the hero Jamie Jones. Dan skilfully brought alive his characters and inspired the children to want to read on to discover more.
The class were also treated to a writer's workshop based on a great story start provided by Dan. As a result the children wrote brilliant science fiction stories. The whole experience inspired our children to become authors. I would highly recommend a visit by Dan."
Katie Coombe, Ilsham Academy, Torquay, Devon
Dan was brilliant today! He was so inspiring and the boys got so much out of the session. They were absolutely blown away I think! I just wanted to pass on the feedback because I think he was so charismatic and so on par with the children. He didn't need to behaviour manage because they wanted to hear every word he said…can’t praise him enough.
Jess Allison, Bishopsteignton Primary School, Devon
Dan, a children's author, came into the Nursery to read... We listened to the story and imagined what we could grow. Ben, who is a keen gardener said he wants to grow a fish finger tree! Then we planted a magic seed in a pot which we can take home to water and wait to see what happens! Thank you Dan!
Jill Mercer, Early Birds Pre-School, Crediton, Devon.
Dan Metcalf's Lottie Lipton Amazon site
Poppy Harper Maisie Mae Amazon site