Liz Hedgecock

Biography

Liz Hedgecock grew up in London, England, did an English degree, and then took forever to start writing. After several years working in the National Health Service, some short stories crept into the world. A few even won prizes. Then the stories started to grow longer... Now Liz travels between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, murdering people. To be fair, she does usually clean up after herself. Liz's reimaginings of Sherlock Holmes, her Pippa Parker cozy mystery series, and her co-written Caster & Fleet Victorian mystery series are available in ebook and paperback. Liz lives in Cheshire with her husband and two sons, and when she's not writing or child-wrangling you can usually find her reading, messing about on Twitter, or cooing over stuff in museums and art galleries. That's her story, anyway, and she's sticking to it.

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Genre

Mystery/Crime

Publications & Performance History

The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes A House of Mirrors Bitesize (flash fiction) Sherlock & Jack series (novellas): - A Jar of Thursday - Something Blue Pippa Parker Mysteries series (cozy mystery): - Murder at the Playgroup - Murder in the Choir - A Fete Worse Than Death Caster & Fleet series (with Paula Harmon): - The Case of the Black Tulips - The Case of the Runaway Client - The Case of the Deceased Clerk Halloween Sherlock series (novelettes): - The Case of the Snow-White Lady - Sherlock Holmes and the Deathly Fog

Workshop & Reading Experience

I have a background in training (I lectured in English briefly, then moved into NHS training before starting to write) and have also delivered talks to children and adults, a writing workshop for children, and short readings as part of those.

Reference

You can read my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads - just search for my name.

Group size preference

5-30 but can accommodate more

Minimum audience size

5

Group age preference

9+ to adult

Working languages

English

Area prepared to travel

Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, south Lancashire

Other information

I would be happy to deliver the following: - A writing workshop for primary school children - A general talk/Q&A for children or adults (with or without a book reading) - A session for adults on getting started in self-publishing, writing (and finishing) a novel, writing a mystery, or creating a character arc for their protagonist I can bring paperbacks if required.

Fee

If delivering a workshop requiring preparation, I would charge £15 per hour of the workshop (including any materials such as worksheets). For an author talk/Q&A type event I would charge £10 per hour of the event.

Travel expenses

I would require travel expenses from Lymm; either reimbursement of public transport expenses or a mileage rate of 11p per mile.

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