There’s no author event quite like an Alexander Gordon Smith author event!

I have spoken in schools, libraries, universities, book festivals, and prisons all around the world! I love to engage with readers and writers, it’s one of the most amazing parts of the job, and I have done well over a thousand events since becoming a full-time author. I have a reputation as an entertaining and inspiring speaker with a real ability to connect to readers of all ages. Whether I’m talking with a small reading group in a local library, or a thousand young readers at a book festival, I can guarantee that you’ll leave the event feeling motivated and inspired!

And if you don’t believe me, then check out some of my testimonials!

“I do have to say you were one of my very favorite authors of all time. Very few do I have the pleasure of truly connecting with due to the limited time I have to spend with each of you and I so much enjoyed your gentle soul, social ease, sense of humor and exuberance. Thank you!” Michelle Lane, organiser, Cavalcade of Authors, Washington State, USA

“The entire juvenile detention school loved you! You are a dynamic speaker! We had such a great time! You truly were amazing! I can’t express how grateful we all are for your great generosity. You are wonderful. I will be passing along to my colleagues what a wonderful presenter and human being you are- Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” Jennifer Kendall, Youth Services Librarian, Prescott Public Library

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday, you were absolutely brilliant. The students loved it and I have had such positive feedback from it! I am having to do another order of books because they are in such high demand! I even found out from a student today that various students were trying to get in touch with their parents yesterday to ask them to purchase a book! The students are working on their thank you notes to send over to you! :-)” Sophie Pedley, Erasmus Darwin Academy

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your visit last week. I have been inundated with students wanting to buy and borrow your books. I sold every copy I ordered! I had a year 8 student in on Friday, and bearing in mind he bought a book at lunchtime on Wednesday, his comment was, “I NEEEED book 2 – I have to know what happens.” It was music to my ears. The students have been really inspired, and they loved the gruesome mask!” Sarah Day, Ridgeway School

“A very massive thank you from me for today, your sessions today were fantastic and your message about you can be anything you want to be to the kids was just perfect. You are a constant hit here at the Swindon Youth Festival of Literature, the students and staff all love you. Thank you!” Fiona Hardcastle

I am the:

Official Patron of the FLY Festival, University of East Anglia

Writer in Residence at Sheringham High School

Patron of Reading at City Academy, Norwich


I offer FREE Skype sessions to schools and libraries in the US. If you’re interested, just use the form below to contact me!!


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