I am Andrew Buller and I have been writing and illustrating children’s stories for a number of years and published the first of my picture book series ‘The Rhymers’ in 2015. Thirteen rhyming pairs of loveable alphabet characters make up the series, sharing adventures across Rhyme Island. Their friendships are central to each story and gently deliver strong moral messages.
I am available for author visits into schools across each of the Key Stages. I offer sessions within small groups, whole classes or assemblies, including age appropriate discussions of the morals my stories highlight.
Key Stage 1 – Sessions can focus on enjoyment of story, listening skills, story prediction, rhyme, interactive games and art skills.
Key Stage 2 – Sessions can develop children’s creative writing skills through rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, plot development and understanding writing for target audiences, as well as the blending of illustration with the written word.
Key Stages 3 & 4 – As well as further developing the skills of writing for target audiences, sessions can offer insights into the business of self-publishing, enthusing students in the possibilities of getting their creative ideas out to a wider audience.
I run creative writing workshops with schools, colleges, universities, adult education and other settings.
I offer public speaking events to adults, sharing my expertise as an author, illustrator and designer. Talks can be on demystifying the self-publishing process, encouraging anyone with “a book in them” to give it a go!
I provide a consultancy service for anyone wanting assistance with the self-publishing process.
I am an experienced tutor in Maths and English, offering tuition across primary ages through to GCSE students, including preparation for the Kent test. I am based near Canterbury.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I also set aside one day each week to work at ‘Catching Lives’, a homeless charity in Canterbury. I have been working on a literacy project with clients, helping them write and illustrate their own story books, develop their literacy skills and build self-esteem. Through European Union funding, this work will go into publication in 2016.