Writer of Edwardian Mysteries packed full of myths, dark magic and monkeys! for ages 9+. I love using elements of local history in my stories, which I then tie together with bonkers, otherworldly happenings!
Books (Cover Art by Davide Orto):
The Rose Muddle Mysteries I: The Amber Pendant (Usborne) 2017
The Rose Muddle Mysteries II: The Secret Ruby (Usborne) 2018:
Accreditations and events:
- Winner of the SCBWI ‘Undiscovered Voices’ writing competition 2014.
- Author of The Rose Muddle Mysteries (Usborne)
- Numerous school visits.
- Long Listed for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2018
- Participated in the Brighton Festival 2018, as an author in City Reads ‘Adopt an Author’ project – which culminated in a presentation at the Brighton Dome.
- Celebrated ‘Cardenstock’ at Carden Primary by opening their new library. Sept 2018.
- Participated in Roedean School’s ‘Murder by the Sea’ Literary Festival, Oct 2018.
- Creative children’s writer for the Archaeological Gallery at the Brighton Museum. Six short stories, ‘Elva’s Encounters,’ appear as part of the permanent archaeological gallery – aimed at KS2. Where the character Elva is imagined living as part of the communities of Brighton’s prehistory. Opening January 2019.
“It has been such a pleasure to work with Imogen on Adopt an Author. She has been brilliant! Her hard work and enthusiasm for the project and her interest in her young readers and their writing has meant they’ve had the most incredible experience!”
Vicky Tremain, Young City Reads, Adopt an Author
“Thank you again for coming to our Literary Festival – many of the girls have commented on how much they enjoyed your presentations. Here are a few comments: ‘I really enjoyed hearing about Imogen’s inspirations for her writing.’ (Phoebe), and ‘I had a really good day today. I met new authors – the best was Imogen White – and I learnt a lot of new things.’ (Manon).”
Dr R Barrand. Director of Partnerships, Enrichment, and Events Roedean School
Author Talk / Assembly:
This is a fun packed and interactive event for Year 4 – Year 6.
I introduce myself / my books and reveal how I use local history as inspiration in my stories. The presentation is broken up with funny film clips and questions. The children get to handle some Baltic amber too.
(Throughout, there is lots of chatter about monkeys which feature hugely within both books!)
There’s also an interactive quiz, where pupils get dressed up as characters from the books. The whole assembly is involved in answering questions about what they have learned – and winning bookmarks!
Followed by questions and answers, where the children have the opportunity to ask anything else they wish to know.
I always finish by explaining why I’m glad to be dyslexic.
- How to create Believable Baddies!
- Creative Writing using Local History! (Create a Local Mystery!)
- Bespoke workshops available on request.
I look forward to hearing from you!