I visit hundreds of schools, libraries and festivals each year.
Come and meet me at one of the next open to the public events :
22-23 April 2018
Cardiff Literature Festival
1 June 2018
Big Malarky Festival, Hull
Watch this space for more public events in Summer 2018, I am hoping to be at the Port Eliot Festival, Broughton Hall Children’s Literature Festival and Barnes Children’s Literature Festival.
I love working with bookshops and festivals. I was a bookseller at Waterstones. Then I set up and ran Bradford Book Festival for Bradford Libraries and stepped into to manage Ilkley Literature Festival for a short time. Now I write children’s books I really enjoy meeting festival visitors, volunteers and staff.
Here are some of the lovely responses I have had from working at festivals:
“Thank you so much for all your time and energy and of course a fantastic event!” Bath Kids Lit Festival
“Just to let you know the response from some of our students to Tom Palmer’s event at Beverley Festival …
“Really enjoyed it , can we have him back in school”
“Miss. You haven’t got these two titles of Tom Palmer — can you order them?”
Their enthusiasm was fantastic, they made a special journey to tell me about Tom’s event and then they took some books out. ” Beverley Festival
“I just wanted to write to say a very big thank you for all your work in the Leeds schools last week. Really pleased to hear it all went well and we’re so grateful for your valuable support and work in what is an extremely valuable education programme.” Harrogate International Festivals
“Tom Palmer’s exciting adventure Foul Play set in the world of football was our best-seller following his appearance at the Hebden Arts Festival.” Bookcase, Hebden Bridge
“Thank you so much for joining us in Hay this year. Your event went down a complete storm and drew in lots of boys who had never been to the festival before.” Sophie Lording, Hay Festival
“Tom Palmer’s Football Family Fun Day event as part of the Off the Shelf Festival was brilliant. The girls and boys taking part thoroughly enjoyed themselves and Tom was full of enthusiasm for reading, writing and football which inspired the young audience. We will definitely be booking Tom for next year’s Festival.” Lesley Webster, Off the Shelf Festival of Writing and Reading, Sheffield