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 2023
Sunday 26 Nov 2023
Saturday 9 December 2023
The Thoughtful Spot, Halifax
Friday 1 December 2023 11am-Midday
Christmas History Special: WWII Arctic Star 80th Anniversary
Join me in a virtual event to commemorate & discover the 80th Anniversary of the WWII naval Battle of North Cape this December with Mr Dilly.
Recorded events still available …
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.
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
“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
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.