Meet me

I visit hundreds of schools, libraries, bookshops, museums and festivals every year.  If you can’t make it to meet me and would like a signed and dedciated copy of one of my books, please contact my local independent children’s bookshop, The Thoughtful Spot and they will help you out.

Dates for your diary in 2024

Online Events

Monday 17 June 2024 I will be taking part in a Refugee Week  online event with The Anne Frank Trust

More about my books and resources for Refugee Week here.

In-Person Events

Thurs 30 May 2024 11-3pm Imperial War Museum North more here

Fri 31 May 2024  11-3pm Imperial War Museum London more here

Sat 1 June 2024 11-4pm Imperial War Museum London more here


Recorded events still available …

Dunkirk Anniversary – A Commemoration Special with Mr Dilly and Tom Palmer

Catch up now here


World Book Day 2023 A virtual chat with the Anne Frank Trust about my book “Resist” and the links between Audrey Hepburn and Anne Frank.  Catch up now here

Resist – the virtual book launch for schools event with Mr Dilly. Catch up now here …

I was delighted to be one of the fantastic line-up at the Bourneville Book Fest Virtual Author Tour with my friends Rocky and Roy of the Rovers. …

Watch this recording from Holocaust Memorial Day for the National Literacy Trust when I was delighted to be joined by Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE here.


A roundtable with me, Trevor Avery of the Lake District Holocaust Project and Helen McCord of the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education. Hosted by Hannah Wilson & Elizabeth Kendrick.  Watch now here.


Virtual interview
@ Hosted by Cobourg Library, Canada

Catch up on Facebook or YouTube

Contact me hereuse my contact form here or click on the green direct links for more information about tickets, venues and timings.



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.

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Book Signing at Leesland

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



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Hay Festival 2015

“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

Buy Books

Signed and dedicated copies are available personalised to order from my local independent children’s bookshop “The Thoughtful Spot” here.

Schools bumper book pack and class set offers here.

Visit my Amazon bookshop  or support your local bookshop HIVE

Overseas : FREE Delivery worldwide from The Book Depository.
Australia: Boomerang   

Canada: Amazon Canada
New Zealand: Wheelers       

USA :  Indigo books

Email me here for more information or use my contact form here to ask me a question.

Thank you.


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