Jon Mayhew

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 at Toxteth Library, Windsor Street L8

When: Wednesday 4th October, 2017

Where: Toxteth Library, Windsor Street L8

60 pupils from Windsor and St Patrick’s schools enjoyed a fun and fascinating hour listening to children’s author Jon Mayhew talk about how he fell out of love with reading, then back in love with it again! The young audience asked Jon lots of clever questions.

Jon Mayhew is the author of the multi-award winning Mortlock, The Demon Collector and The Bonehill Curse. His current series for Bloomsbury, Monster Odyssey, tells the story of Prince Dakkar, a young Captain Nemo who has yet to be disillusioned by the cruelty and folly of mankind.

Jon has won the Warwick, Sefton, Wirral, Leeds and Calderdale Prizes and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year. He has been on numerous shortlists for regional prizes. Jon’s retellings of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet for Collins are popular classroom staples as is his Myth-Maker Kit for OUP.

A teacher for twenty five years, Jon still delivers inspiring talks and workshops in schools around the country. He is also an RLF Fellow, working with students at Chester University. Jon lives by the misty marshes of Wirral, described as a haunt of ‘godless people’ even in the days of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight! He spent most of his childhood playing in the ruins of a Victorian zoo and when he wasn’t doing that, he was writing or telling stories. He loves traditional music and stories and plays all kinds of instruments in a traditional ceilidh band.


The Venom of the Scorpion by Jon Mayhew