Biography 

Paul Murdoch, born the son of slater in 1961, began performing on stage at the age of eight and in his teens played live music all over before turning to writing in 2007. His first book was published in 2008 and he has gone on to produce a further six novels and five picture books. The first three novels in his first series - The Peck Chronicles are Talisman, Citadel and Tyrant, all published by Strident. Paul went on to write the children's eco-thriller - Windscape, which was nominated for the Grampian Children's Book Award. The follow up - The Egg Thief was released in 2017. Paul released his latest novel - Sunny during the Aye Write Festival in 2018. This book has been compared to ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ and ‘Divided City’. Paul also penned the Tiffy Toffy picture-books, which have been used by UNICEF and other charities all over the world to teach English and to help younger children with counting. Paul has over twelve years experience of author visits; not just in the UK, but all over the world - with hundreds of schools, libraries, specialist groups and festivals attended, he has seen more than 30,000 children in that time.

He has worked with the following groups:

  • Pre-school, nurseries and play groups: ages 4 plus, with his Tiffy Toffy picture books.

  • Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Independent Schools, Steiner Schools.

  • Education Scotland GLOW - Paul is a GLOW author blogger. He has produced videos on Book Launches, Bali and Stone Circles.

  • Bereaved Children’s Groups: ages 4 - 14.

  • Worked with Mental Health carers and clients.

  • Special Needs and Access Schools – working with children who have emotional and behavioural issues.

  • Festivals and Special Events – The Wigtown Book Festival, The Aberdeen Storytelling Festival, The Borders Book Festival,

  • The Encounters Festival, The New Lanark Schools Book Festival, The Levengrove Festival, The Edinburgh Book Festival. Aye Write Festival, Off the Page Festival... 

  • Creative Writing Groups - Adults and Children - Character development, Plot Planning, Settings, Real Dialogue etc

  • Public Library and School Library Visits.

  • Keynote speeches at school prize givings.

  • International school visits to Germany, Holland and a major Scottish Government backed Cross-Cultural visit to the jungles of Bali, where he worked for a month with 19 tribes in 6 schools.

  • Working with Charities – Asthma UK, UNICEF, The Heroes Centre, East Bali Poverty Project.

  • Government Organisations - Education Scotland, Local Authorities. Author blogs and video TV for GLOW

  • Paul is a SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST author.

  • Paul has a great amount of business experience - He sat on the UK Commercial Leadership Team of a major pharmaceutical company.

  • Teacher and Company Presentations - Conference syndicate work project planning, presentations etc. 

  • Book Shop Events - WHSmith, Waterstones and many independent stores. 

  • Although a group of 25 - 50 is ideal, he has worked with a variety of group sizes; from 4 to 400 at one time. 

  • He enjoys travelling, and has worked in hundreds of schools everywhere from Barra to Bali... 

  • Paul worked with Abertay University and FITSTARS to develop educational apps and games that help with young children's fitness.

  • Paul is an Asthma UK Children's Ambassador and has worked in cross party meetings at The Scottish Parliament.

  • The charity has endorsed and arranged many of his school visits.

  • Paul has been inducted into the Heroes Center Hall of Fame for his services to Literature.

  • For booking details, email paulmurdoch1@gmail.com or call him on : 07784235151