Susan Brownrigg is the author of the Gracie Fairshaw series, and Kintana and the Captain's Curse. She offers both virtual and in person events.
Gracie Fairshaw mysteries
Susan will explain how a real Blackpool events and places inspires her Gracie books. She talks about why representation matters in children's books and how her family and working-class background influenced her writing. Susan reveals how she brought the 1930s to life by exploring Blackpool's seaside heritage in person, just like Gracie.
This presentation is particularly suitable for Key Stage 2 and can include a reading, Q&A & book signing.
Kintana and the Captain's Curse
Voyage back to Madagascar, 1733 and discover how two real life pirate Captain's influenced Susan's new adventure. Find out what life at sea was like for young pirates and how Kintana's island really was home to dozens of pirates. Learn how the wildlife of Madagascar influenced her plot including elephant birds, curious aye-ayes with long middle fingers and giant hissing cockroaches.
This presentation is particularly suitable for Key Stage 2 and can include a reading, Q&A & book signing. Susan can dress in pirate costume.
Susan is a Lancashire lass. She is a former journalist and sub-editor. She switched careers in 2009. She has worked in heritage education for over ten years, and has delivered EYFS, KS1 & KS2 school sessions onsite and as outreach. She is currently Learning Manager at a Cheshire museum. Susan has worked as an education assistant at Blackpool Zoo alongside ring-tailed lemurs, giant tortoises and hissing cockroaches. She has recently delivered a series of author talks + Q&As to North West primary schools in association with Beyond Books.
Susan's fees are endorsed by the Society of Authors and are:
£75 25 minute talk + 35 minute Q&A via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams.
£150 for an hour-long talk in person.
£250 for a half-day (two talks with a break between);
A full day is £400 (three talks with breaks between).
Travel expenses (and overnight accommodation where required) are an additional cost.
Susan can also be booked for evening and weekend visits and talks at libraries, bookshops and group meetings in person or via ZOOM or Microsoft Teams.
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"We loved meeting our bookpenpals author Susan Brownrigg today. Thank you so much for telling us about your life as an author and answering all our questions and teaching us about Eccles Cakes! The children were so excited to meet a real author, and it will really inspire their reading and writing." Baguely Primary School, Wythenshaw.