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Nick Ostler Author Visit Kit

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Nick Ostler and co-author Mark Huckerby are an Emmy-winning writing partnership and authors of the middle-grade fantasy adventure series Defender of the Realm. 

They make author visits together, and they have spoken to thousands of school children about their writing careers in film, television, and books, where they get their ideas from and how they turn them into great stories. Nick and Mark are based in the U.K. Find out more at www.ostlerandhuckerby.com.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Story Superheroes

Grades 3-7
40 minutes plus Q&A

Nick and Mark's presentation includes

  • Nick and Mark’s Story: how they met and how they write together
  • Putting Ideas Into Action: from light-bulb moment to brilliant story plan
  • Four Magic Story Words: their secret ingredients for exciting story-telling
  • Writing Superheroes: how they created Britain’s first homegrown superhero
  • The Great British Defender Quiz: historical sites and people. Prizes to be won!

Conference and Festival Appearances

Story Superheroes

40 minutes plus Q&A

Nick and Mark's presentation includes

  • Nick and Mark’s Story: how they met and how they write together
  • Putting Ideas Into Action: from light-bulb moment to brilliant story plan
  • Four Magic Story Words: their secret ingredients for exciting story-telling
  • Writing Superheroes: how they created Britain’s first homegrown superhero
  • The Great British Defender Quiz: historical sites and people. Prizes to be won!

Virtual Visits

Mark and/or Nick would be delighted to have a 20-minute informal Skype call with your school or library. They can talk about their writing and answer any questions about their work, including their new fantasy adventure book series Defender of the Realm. No charge.

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

Mark and Nick can bring their presentation on USB or bring their own laptop. They need an overhead projector and PA system. 

Honorarium

For rates and fees please fill out our Author Request form and the Author Visits Manager will respond shortly.

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