Also writes for older children as Megan Rix
Interactive powerpoint presentations, readings, creative writing workshops, activity sessions and Q and A.Type of Artist: Author
Events based around my KS1 Secret Animal Society books are usually either a powerpoint presentation with Q and A for a large group. Or an animal story or characters creation writing workshop for smaller ones.
Picture book events usually involve reading, character drawing and making and dancing.
DetailsPreferred age range:
3 – 9 for Ruth Symes’ children books. But I also give talks and run workshops as Megan Rix.
Maximum number in any one session:
I’ve given quite a few presentations to groups of 700 plus and am very happy to give talks to the whole school or a group of schools at once.
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.
Ruth Symes website
Ruth Symes books:
Bella Donna series
Cornflake the Dragon
Little Rex series
For KS2 children:
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
Ruth Symes Amazon site