All About GP Taylor
G.P. Taylor is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist. His works include Shadowmancer, Wormwood, the Mariah Mundi trilogy and the Dopple Ganger Chronicles. On the publication of his highly acclaimed debut novel Shadowmancer, he was heralded as ‘hotter than Potter’ and the ‘new C.S. Lewis.’ He has published in over 51 languages all over the world. His novels have been made into Hollywood movies and he’s in demand as a novelist and screen writer. He has written four screenplays that are currently in production. In the UK he is published by Faber & Faber. Graham is a highly gifted motivational speaker with a love of reading and books. His workshops are exciting and fun and can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Whether it is gifted and talented or students facing educational challenges, Graham can bring an insight into creative writing and enthral and motivate students.
GP’s School Visits
GP Taylor has been visiting school and conferences for the last 5 years and has spoken around the world to groups from a handful to several thousand.
The aim of his sessions is to motivate children and young people to read and write – something which he is very good at doing and many schools report back a significant increase in children reading in the library and getting into books.
His workshops can be catered for your needs, size of audience and location. Taking the form of an interactive workshop they include GP telling several stories to intrigue and excite (GP is a skilled actor and presenter). Within that framework he explores story plot, character, description and planning as well as getting the children laughing, interacting and enjoying themselves.
Graham also delivers both Gothic and Creative Writing Workshops.
Should you want something special then please let him know what you require. He also presents a one man story telling show entitled Myth – Magic and Mayhem.
This is not an author just turning up and reading from his book…
To purchase GP’s books, click here.
Recommendations & Reviews
‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you for today. The kids absolutely loved it and you made a big impression on them! They were talking about you all afternoon. Thanks for coming to maltings and I would love you to come back in the future for our other year groups.’ Emma Heath – Maltings Academy
‘We had a fantastic day with Graham. I have never seen the students or the staff so enthralled in an assembly, below are some of the comments made by staff. Had to drop you a line. I accompanied a Yr. 9 class this morning to the talk from Graham. I thought he was amazing. The kids were engrossed and personally, I could have stood and listened to him all day. Well done on securing the visit. It was ace. Thank you for organising it Debs – it was brilliant! All the students were so engaged in it and I know they will have all got a lot from it.’ Debs Cassidy – Arnold Hill School
‘Our visit from Graham was excellent! Graham did a presentation to 300 girls and a workshop with 30 selected students. I have had very positive feedback from both events. Graham is certainly an excellent story teller, he had the girls on the edge of their seats for his ghost story and their screams could be heard all round the school!’ Gina Wakeman – Southend High School for Girls
‘Graham was absolutely magnificent today and had the children eating out of his hand. As I remarked too, he achieved more in a day than, we, mere mortal teachers, could ever hope to! He has the ability to engage children in a way that I don’t think I have seen before. Please would you pass on our thanks and sense of awe!’ Mary Morley – Ashford Friars Prep School
‘My daughter could not sing your praises highly enough after meeting you at Gotherington School last week. It is the third time she has attended the Able Writers Day and you certainly have had the biggest impact upon her.’ Claire Bowes
On GP’s writing:
“A literary troubadour” – Yorkshire Post
“Excels at metaphysical terror” – Independent on Sunday
On GP’s school visits and festival appearances:
“He has a brilliant knack of connecting with his audience, swiftly identifying common interests, cracking jokes and recounting very humorous anecdotes.” – Oundle Festival
“Just wanted to say that G P Taylor was SUPERB! The pupils were inspired by him and the numbers joining our Library Reading Scheme have surpassed all previous years. His motivational talk on writing has also meant that many pupils are talking about ‘the book inside them’.> I don’t know how many will eventually turn out to be published authors but it is enough that they feel that they can now enthusiastically talk about writing without worrying anymore about their street cred”
“What can I say except that GP is a wonder?!
Everyone, adults and children alike thoroughly enjoyed his performance to the extent that one parent wants him for her daughter’s school and Papplewick want him back! I’ve been told that the boys were talking of nothing else at breakfast this morning, which is apparently quite a phenomena.”
“I just wanted to thank you again for visiting the school. It was really good to meet you. Your talks were so fun and interesting! The pupils have been raving about you, and nearly half of Year 9 went away with a book, which is great. The Year 13 pupils have been saying you are the best speaker they have ever had, and they have been at the school for a while!”
To Make a Booking
To make an enquiry about GP Taylor, or any of the other authors, poets & illustrators listed on this website, please phone Trevor Wilson on +44 (0) 1535 656015, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org