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Gareth P Jones

Children's author, performer, composer



The fourth book in my Solve Your Own Mystery series is OUT NOW.

Prepare to board The Transylvanian Express where you will discover one of the passengers has gone missing. Only YOU can find out what happened & solve the mystery.
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“Gareth P. Jones’s presentations to our KS1 and KS2 classes were hugely entertaining, lively and interactive. He treated us to excerpts of his books and performed original music inspired by his writing. Everyone, from Reception to Year 6, enjoyed his visit immensely and the children are still buzzing about his quirky and darkly humorous books.”

Mrs Jennifer Kendall, Prep School Librarian, Forest School

“An absolutely amazing day. He saw every class from Reception to Year 6 and each one was absolutely spellbound by his talks and performances.. And a librarian’s dream comes true as I’m already getting children asking if Gareth’s books are in the School Library. A brilliant author to have in school this Book Week and very highly recommended.”

Laura Bennett, School Librarian, Tower Hamlets

One to One online Creative Writing Sessions

Online creative writing course for enthusiastic young writers.
Getting started, generating ideas, plotting, developing stories, these sessions are tailored to the needs of each individual writer. 
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Gareth P Jones

Gareth is a children's author responsible for the comic gothic cult classic, The Thonrthwaite Inheritance, the Blue Peter Award winning The Considine Curse & a possibly one of the oddest books ever written for children, Death or Ice Cream?

He has written various series fiction including Dragon Detective, Ninja Meerkats, Steampunk Pirates, Pet Defenders & Solve Your Own Mystery 

His picture books include Rabunzel, CinderGorilla, Snowy White, The Lion on the Bus, Are You The Pirate Captain & The Dinosaurs are Having a Party.

He has written for television and loves to visit schools in the UK and around the world. He is based in London but a very happy traveller so please get in contact if you would like to book a visit.

A consummate festival performer and multi-instrumentalist, Gareth has now taken to writing musicals. He is a regular performer at Greenman, Latitude & Wychwood. He has also appeared at Hay, Bath, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Camp Bestival, Wilderness & a number of other music and book festivals over the years.

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