Also write for younger children and for TV as Ruth Symes
Powerpoint presentation with reading followed by Q and A.
WW2 based presentations: I come in WW2 costume (overalls) and bring along an evacuee’s suitcase with some props including a warden’s helmet and whistle.
I can concentrate on one particular book or give a more general talk about them all. During the presentations I talk about my own dogs and dog training background and the animal recipients of the Dickin medal.
World War 1 Books: I come in costume and bring along some props including an original Princess Mary Christmas tin which was given to all the allied servicemen and nurses at the front in 1914.
I talk about my own dogs and how the dogs in WW1 were trained as well as the different animals (especially the elephants) that helped us during WW1
Assistance Dog Books:
For the presentations about assistance dogs I come in my Helper Dog trainer clothes complete with whistle and clocker, dog toys and treats. If possible, I also invite along an assistance dog and their handler or I might bring along my own reading therapy dog. The talks also work perfectly well without a dog there.
Type of Artist:
DetailsPreferred age range:
Megan Rix books are aimed at KS2 but I also write for adults and for younger children as Ruth Symes from picture books upwards. So any age.
No of sessions per day:
Maximum of 3 – two in the morning and one in the afternoon.
The presentations are 45-50 minutes with questions at the end totalling roughly an hour. Plus book signing
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if travel expenses are met and overnight accommodation provided if required. I live in Bedfordshire.
Car @ 45p a mile or train
Please email us for details
Please indicate which author you are interested in
Yes PLI via full membership of Equity. Plus DBS check and certificate.
Megan Rix website
The Great Escape • Runner-up in the East Sussex 2013 children’s book of the year award. The Victory Dogs
• Winner of Stockton-on-Tees children's book of the year 2014.
The Bomber Dog
• Winner of Shrewsbury children's book of the year 2014.
• Shortlisted for the Red House book award.
A Soldier's Friend
• Nominated for the 2015 Carnegie medal.
The Hero Pup is the story of Patch from newborn puppy to fully trained mobility assistance dog and of Joe, the boy who helps to train him.
The Runaways about a circus elephant that gets sent to work on a farm in WW1 (May 2015)
‘Will you please pass on my thanks to Megan. She was stunning and the kids loved her.'
Geraldine D’Amico, organiser of the Folkestone Literature Festival
‘Well done for an astonishing show. I must congratulate you for an epic presentation at Cheltenham Literature Festival.’
(Children from Cam Woodfield Junior school, Oak Class)
‘I never liked reading until one day I was in Waterstones and I picked up some books. One was called The Bomber Dog. I loved it so much I couldn’t put it down’
‘I swear this is the best story I have ever read in my entire life’
‘A perfect story for animal lovers and lovers of adventure stories’
Travelling Book Company
Megan Rix Amazon site