James Hartley

Young adults' author

Available for:
After dinner speaking

Website: http://www.jameshartleybooks.com


8-11 (Key stage 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college


I love visiting schools and holding creative writing workshops and answering questions from students.

My Shakespeare´s Moon series of novels are about teenagers who go into the world of Shakespeare´s plays. They are stocked at the Globe and National theatres and in bookshops all over the world. I work closely with Shakespeare´s Schoolroom, where Shakespeare went to school, in Stratford Upon Avon, and regularly run national writing competitions with them.

As a teacher myself I love stimulating students´ imaginations and reading their work. Have a look for yourself on my webpage.

I´m happy to travel!

"...atmospheric, very readable, and in the best sense very educational..." Charles Nicholl, author of The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street
The Invisible Hand: Shakespeare┬┤s Moon ACT I (isbn:978-1785354984)
The Invisible Hand is about a boy, Sam, who has just started life at a boarding school and finds himself able to travel back in time to medieval Scotland. There he meets Leana and they become wrapped up in the plot of Macbeth.
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Cold Fire: Shakespeare┬┤s Moon ACT II (isbn:978-1785357626)
Cold Fire centres around a group of teenagers who become involved in the tale of Romeo and Juliet in this contemporary re-telling of the classic story. Meanwhile, four hundred years earlier, a young teacher called Will arrives at school...
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Stage and Screen

Book Type:
Fiction 8-13, Young Adult, Educational books

shakespeare, macbeth, romeo and juliet, plays, thriller, literature, famous writers, adventure, understanding, background, GCSE, English Literature, Creative Writing, William Shakespeare, time travel, gothic, series, spooky, fun, moon, love, romance, boar