Welcome



Hello! My name is Piers Torday and I write for children: novels, short stories and plays.

Find out my latest news, pick up some writing tips, or catch up with my online readings.

Inside you’ll also find plenty of trailers, exclusive extracts, interviews and more.

Feel free to drop me a line with any questions, or sign up to my mailing list below for updates and giveaways…

WATCH THIS

Storytime Live!


While the schools are closed and we Piers Torday Storytimeare stuck at home, I am going to be reading out all of my books, chapter by chapter, every weekday on Instagram Live at 2.30pm GMT.  If you miss the live reading, you can always catch up later on Instagram TV or my YouTube channel.

Each reading lasts for about 15 minutes, always including a brief Q&A and a creative writing prompt.

 

 

 

I’m starting with The Last Wild, and depending on how long the lockdown lasts for, I may get up to my latest and sixth book, The Frozen Sea – you never know…

 

NEWS

National Writing Day Challenge


June 25, 2020

For #NationalWritingDay here is a mini story competition! https://www.pierstorday.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/National-Writing-Day.mp4 Send your children’s responses to story@pierstorday.co.uk Th…

Q&A


Q

Can I read your books aloud online?

A

If you are a teacher, you may read aloud individual chapters at a time, that are not recorded, via a closed virtual learning environment for pupils only. Please don’t read whole books aloud in one session or record any of your readings. Thank you!

During the school closure I am going to be reading out all of my books, chapter by chapter, every weekday on Instagram Live at 2.30pm GMT.  If you miss the live reading, you can always catch up later on Instagram TV or my YouTube channel.

 

 

Q

Where can I find classroom resources for your books?

A

There are some excellent free classroom resources for “The Last Wild” provided by Sustainable Learning

I will be putting up more here for all books very shortly, watch this space.

Teachers could sign up to CLPE’s excellent Power of Reading scheme and get a whole teaching sequence based on “The Last Wild”.

 

Q

Do you visit schools?

A

School visits are currently suspended during the lockdown and schools closure. For more information on how to arrange a future visit (or rearrange an existing one) the sessions I offer, and fees, please contact:

Victoria Rontaler at Rontaler PR & Events.