Meet me

I visit hundreds of bookshops, schools, museums, libraries and festivals each year.   Given the current situation, I have less public events this year but you can still catch me online …


Sunday, January 24th 
2:00 p.m. (EST)
7:00 p.m. (GMT)

Virtual interview
@ Hosted by Cobourg Library

Watch the interview on Facebook or YouTube

Monday, 25 January 2021 16:15–17:45 Holocaust Memorial Week Zoom hosted by the Centre for Holocaust Education.  An hour of discussion, practical and thought-provoking CPD. FREE

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Friday, 29 January 10.30 am
Facebook live Q&A event with me, hosted by the National Literacy Trust and a chance to hear from a Holocaust survivor who will be joining us.

Register now here.

“A powerful and moving novel, following meticulous research and with the support of the Lake District Holocaust Project” Jewish News

March 2021

I am delighted to be one of the line-up at the Bourneville Book Fest Virtual Author Tour 

Register here


23rd March 2021 4.00-5.00 pm

Flying High webinar.


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Still available : “After the War: Auschwitz to Ambleside” :

A Roundtable with children’s Author Tom Palmer, Trevor Avery of the Lake District Holocaust Project and Helen McCord of the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education Hosted by Hannah Wilson & Elizabeth Kendrick from 30th November 2020.  Watch now here.


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.

hay 2016 bRead my blog from County Meath Children’s Book Festival by clicking here and why I think we need more Literary Festivals here.

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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

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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