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Children's Author who specialises in school and library visits.

Best known for his eco-thriller WINDSCAPE, his most recent children's novel, 'TALISMAN', written under his own name, PAUL MURDOCH, is the first book in a new seven part fantasy series for children. The Peck Chronicles is an adventure story for children 9+ that if full of magic, monsters and real family tension. Find out more at STRIDENT PUBLISHING


Sam's author visits are eligible for Live Literature Funding. Please take advantage of this wonderful Scottish Book Trust resource. As long as your application is accepted they will pay his expenses and half of the standard £150 session fee, no matter where you are in Scotland




Pre-school, nurseries and play groups: ages 3 plus

Primary Schools: P1 – P7, Comprehensive, Private, Steiner…

Secondary Schools: S1 – S6, Comprehensive, Private, and Steiner…

Bereaved Children’s Groups: ages 4 - 14

Special Needs and Access Schools – Children with emotional and behavioural issues

Festivals and Special Events – Wigtown Book Festival, Aberdeen Storytelling Festival, Borders Book Festival, The Encounters Festival, The New Lanark Schools Book Festival…

Creative Writing Groups - Adult and Children

Library Visits

Working with Charities – Asthma UK, UNICEF, The Heroes Centre, East Bali Poverty Project

Government Organisations - Education Scotland, Local Authorities...

Keynote Speeches, Assembly Presentations, Prize giving’s

Special School Projects - Environmental Projects around the Eco-Thriller set in the Highlands - WINDSCAPE

Book Shop Events - WHSmith, Waterstones and many independent stores

Teacher and Company Presentations - Conference syndicate work, project planning, presentations etc.


Although a group of 25 - 50 is ideal, he can work with any size of group, from 4 to 400 at one time…

He enjoys travelling, and has worked in hundreds of schools everywhere from Orkney to Shetland to Bristol to Cockermouth to Uist to Barra to Frankfurt to Haarlem, and soon – in the summer of 2015… schools in Bali and Singapore.


For booking details, email or call 07784235151










Talisman - Book 1 of The Peck Chronicles is out NOW!



















See the VIDEO Trailer HERE



'The Scottish Parliament congratulates Scottish author Sam Wilding on his excellent work with children and young people across Scotland in delivering creative writing workshops and in supporting Asthma UK Scotland’s Alert to Asthma scheme, which helps schools ensure pupils with asthma live a healthy and active life.' THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT(S3M-6414 )'

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Sam is a children's Ambassador for Asthma UK. He has a huge amount of experience

working with children and adults. Click on the link for testimonials and pictures  -  

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Click on the Scottish Book Trust logo below to get a full explanation of Live Literature Funding and how it can help your event.

Testimonials and Event Pictures