Event photography by Mark Carline.

I’m passionate about helping to grow children’s love of reading. The books we read as children form an important part of the jigsaw of who we become as adults, they help us to imagine possibilities and places we never would have otherwise.

My school and festival events unravel the process of writing and illustrating a book and provide lots of practical, fun tips for budding illustrators and authors to turn their own ideas into stories and drawings. I also share my journey from Beano loving eight year old and how that started my journey to becoming an illustrator and author. All sessions use illustration as a starting point for developing characters and story ideas – something that can be a great ‘way in’ to books and literacy for more reluctant readers.

If you would like me to visit your school or event please get in touch.

Click the cover for information about Mariella Mystery workshops.