Type of Artist:
Ross Welford was a magazine journalist and television producer in the UK before becoming an author.
He lives in London with his family, a border collie and several tropical fish. His first book, Time Traveling With A Hamster, was published in 2016. He has published a new book every year since. His unique stories combine science, mystery, fantasy and magic. They have been praised as funny, exciting and warm-hearted and have attracted glowing reviews and awards, as well as being translated into many languages.
Schools: Talk, including readings, interactive story creation, magic, memory training, Book groups: talk, workshop, readings, becoming a writer at 50+
DetailsPreferred age range:
7 years to adult
Maximum number in any one session:
No of sessions per day:
3 sessions in a day
45-60 mins plus signing
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere as long as all expenses are paid
Either car or train
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Ross blogs occasionally at www.dadfodd.wordpress.com
Time Travelling With A Hamster
What Not To Do if You Turn Invisible
Ross Welford is a highly exciting and important new voice in children's books. His work is thoughtful, considered well-plotted and paced and has enormous warmth and humour. It has been a delight to work with Ross on a number of events both as part of a panel and solo.
Ross is a hugely engaging speaker who articulates his stories and, moreover, his creative process in a way that is both accessible and inspiring. He establishes a great rapport with children and young people and acts as a positive role model for reading and writing. I would highly recommend Ross and look forward to following his future work and progress.
Jake Hope, Children’s Reading Coordinator
Ross visited Linton Village College in Cambridge - an 11-16 comprehensive school, in February 2016 for a reading, discussion and signing for his book, Time Travelling with a Hamster. He entertained 2 full year groups of 120 pupils for 45 minutes each by reading short passages from his book, telling hilarious anecdotes and to the excitement and amazement of many, performing a couple of unexpected magic tricks.
The young audience thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and over 40 bought signed copies of his lovely novel. We look forward to welcoming Ross back in the not too distant future for another fascinating morning.
Trevor Parker,English Teacher, Linton Village College, Cambridge
Great speaker, and great fun, the children loved his presentation and book, the Time Travelling With a Hamster. It was a lovely way to spend a day taking Ross into lots of very different schools and hearing him engage with children and staff.
I hope he comes back to Chorleywood with “What not to do if you turn invisible”
Sheryl Shurville, The Chorleywood Bookshop
Ross Welford's Amazon page