Events 2019

Sophie offers storytelling performances for all ages, workshops, talks and one to one coaching on storytelling, writing and presentation skills.

She's quite happy to travel, and even takes bookings overseas, but bear in mind you need to factor in travel and accommodation costs. Every job is different, so do get in touch to discuss details and get a quote. If you would like make an enquiry, you can...

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       Or telephone her on: 01332 840007.

For more information about Sophie's published books, please see her author website:

Not every commitment is listed below, as it's hard to keep the website that up to date with the diary - but here's a flavour of what Sophie does:


Sat 26th, 10am - 1pm - Derby Museum, family storytelling to mark the start of National Storytelling Week.

Mon 28th, daytime - School Visit, Worcestershire.


Thurs 7th, 7.30pm - Wingerworth Ladies Club, Derbyshire, talk on storytelling.

Wed 27th, 9.30am - 3pm - School Visit, Nottinghamshire.

MARCH 2019

Fri 1st, all day - School Visit, Derbyshire.

Sun 3rd - Wed 6th, incl - School Visits, Spain.

Thurs 7th, all day - School Visit, Leicestershire.

Fri 8th, 9.30am - 3pm - School Visit, Derby.

Tues 12th, 7.15pm - Central Methodist Ladies Group, Chesterfield, Derbyshire folk tales.

Fri 15th, 2.15pm - Derby Stroke Group, Derby, songs and stories.

Thurs 28th, 6.30pm - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

APRIL 2019

Sun 7th, 2pm - Wirksworth Book Festival, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, talk and Q&A.

Tues 30th - publication date for The Stranger in Our Home, the Canadian version of Cuckoo.

MAY 2019

Thurs 2nd, 7pm - Writers in the Peak, Bakewell, Derbyshire, workshop & author visit.

Mon 13th, 6.30pm - Derby Book Festival, Trent College, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, NG10 4AD, reading & book signing.

Wed 15th, 7pm - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

Fri 17th, 7pm - Wirksworth Heritage Centre, Derbyshire, an evening of Gothic Tales, storytelling for adults.

Wed 22nd, 7pm - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

Sat 25th, 2pm - Private Booking, Nottingham.

Thurs 30th, 7pm - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

JUNE 2019

Sat 2nd, 11.30am - Derby Book Festival, DEDA, Derby, author event & book signing.

Mon 3rd, 7pm - Private Booking, Derby, Derbyshire Folktales.

Wed 5th - Sun 9th, incl - Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, storytelling for RHS Flower Show.

Wed 12th, 1 - 3.30pm - School Visit, Nottingham.

Sat 22nd, 6pm - Reading Retreats, Matlock, private event, talk on reading.

Mon 24th, 2pm - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

Tues 25th, 7 - 9pm - Bakewell Bookshop, Matlock St, Bakewell, DE45 1EE - author event and book signing.

JULY 2019

Mon - Wed 8th - 9th, daytime - Private Booking, Nottinghamshire, storytelling for National Literacy Trust.

Tues 16th - 12 - 5pm - Private Booking, Derby.

Sat 20th, 2 - 5pm - Private Booking, Derbyshire.


Thurs 15th - Fri 16th, all day - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

Sat 17th, all day - Derbyshire Noir Festival, Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, Chesterfield, S40 1QN - author events.

Mon 19th - Fri 23rd incl, 11 - 4pm each day - Crich Tramway Museum, family storytelling for Woodland Week.


Sat 7th, 2pm - Guest spot on behalf of Derby Book Festival on the Market Square stage, Derby. An event helping to raise awareness for mental health. Book signing for any that wish it afterwards.

Mon 9th, 3 to 5pm - Private Booking, Derbyshire.

Tues 10th, 7.30pm - Longford WI, Derbyshire, Ghost stories.

Sun 15th, 11.30am - The Other Worlds Workshop Weekend, Nottingham Writers Studio, Hockley, NG1 1FH, workshop on psychological thrillers.

Sat 21st, 3pm - Duffield Arts Festival, author talk and book signing,Ecclesbourne School, Wirksworth Rd, Duffield, DE56 4GS.

Wed 25th, 7pm - Cultural Crossing, Sandiacre (Buonissima Bar / Restaurant, 14, Station Rd, Sandiacre, NG10 5BG), reading.

Fri 27th, 10am to 12 noon - Private Booking, Nottingham.

Mon 30th, all day - School Visit, Nottinghamshire.


Fri 4th, 7.30pm - Private Booking, reading group visit, Yorkshire.


Wed 13th, 2pm - Private Booking, Derby.

Fri 15th, 7pm - Derbyshire Writers panel, Ashbourne Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne, DE6 1ES. With Stephen Booth, Sarah Ward and Roz Watkins.

Tues 19th - School booking tbc.

Wed 20th, 10am - 3pm - Crich Tramway Museum, staff workshop.

Thurs 21st, 12 noon - 2pm - Lace Market Theatre, storytelling workshop for adults.

Tues 26th, 6 - 7.30pm - Magpie Book Launch, Waterstones, 78-80, St Peter's Street, Derby, DE1 1SR. Tickets are free, but space is limited, so places must be pre-booked. Simply email Sophie at Magpie officially goes on sale in the UK on Thurs 28th Nov, but copies will be available (and signed) at the launch event on 27th.

Thurs 28th, 6.30pm - Tissington Hall, Derbyshire - storytelling (private event).

Thurs 28th - Magpie officially goes on sale in the UK.

Fri 29th - UK Ghost Story Festival, QUAD at Derby, running workshop, 3 - 5pm, on Elements of the Ghost Story.

Sat 30th - UK Ghost Story Festival, QUAD at Derby, author panels at 12 noon and 3pm.


Wed 11th, 10.15am - Little Eaton Ladies Coffee Club, Little Eaton, Derbyshire, Seasonal tales.

Tues 17th, 7.30pm - Dronfield Woodhouse Townswomens Guild, Derbyshire, Winter tales.