Speaking at Cambridge Literary Festival, 2015, Photograph by Chris Boland

Upcoming Events and School Visits

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Past Events

April 13th, 2012, 2.30, Cambridge Wordfest, Cambridge Union Society

April 26th, 2012, 6.30-8pm, Launch Party, Heffers Children's Books, Trinity Street, Cambridge

Book launch at Heffers, Cambridge,
April 2012

May 12th, 2012, 11.45 Linton Children's Book Festival, Linton Village College,

May 23rd 2012, Bookfeast Schools' Festival, Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

May 26th, 2012, St Ives Book Jam, St Ives Corn Exchange, Cambridgeshire

June 24th, 2012, 2.00, Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year 2012, Flitwick Village Hall, Beds.

July 28th, 2012, Book Signing, Waterstones, Bishops Stortford

September 18th, 2012, North East Book Fest, Castlegate, Newcastle

November 1st, 2012, Blue Smile "Stories for Smiles" reading event, Waterstones, Cambridge, 2pm

November 2nd, 2012, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Dastardly Deeds and Shady Shenanigans, 4pm

February 25th, 2013 2.00 pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire guest with Sue Dougan in the Afternoon
May 23rd, 2013, Oxford Schools Bookfeast, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Salamanders, Sleuths and Superpowers

July 3rd, 2012. Eastern Youth Libraries Group AGM and training morning. Central Library Cambridge.

June 18th , 2013, 6.30pm
Heffers Bookshop, Trinity Street, Cambridge

July 16th, 2013 Drop-in community event, Milton Rd Library, Cambridge

July 22nd, 2013 2.00 pm, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire guest with Sue Dougan in the Afternoon

October 23rd, 2013, Heffers Children's Bookshop Adventure Island party

Reading with Operation Diamond winner, Rosie Armitage

November, 2013, SCBWI Mass Book Launch, Winchester

November 30th, 2013 Heffers Children's Bookshop Christmas Family Day, Cambridge

Presenting the bookmark prize at Heffers Christmas Family Day

Sharjah Children's Reading Festival, U.A.E., April 16th-19th, 2014 Read all about it here.

Linton Children's Book Festival,  Cambridgeshire, May 10th, 2014 Read all about it here . . .

Histon and Impington Feast Book Jam
Saturday 5th July, 2.15 and 4.40 pm
Histon and Impington Village Green and Junior School, Cambridgeshire

Phoenix Code Launch Event
Heffers Children's Bookshop Cambridge
Saturday 12th July, 2pm
 Read all about it here.

YHA Book Bonanza Day, Cambridge YHA, Tenison Rd, Cambridge, September 7th, 2014, 10-5pm

Phoenix Code Event and Signing, Waterstones , Cambridge, September 20th, 2014, 1pm. 
Reading from The Phoenix Code at Waterstones, Cambridge

Ramsey Book Jam, October 11th, 2014, Ramsey Primary School, Cambridgeshire 3pm 

Cambridge Literary Festival, April 19th, 1pm. 

St Ives Book Jam, May 9th, 2015, 2.30 pm,

From Adventure Island to a World of Adventure: A Mystery Around Every Corner

Find out more here 

Oxford Book Feast Schools Festival, May 21st 2015

The Dragon Path Book Launch, June 13th 2pm, Heffers Children's Bookshop, Cambridge

A Midsummer Mystery, Storytellers.Inc Bookshop, St Annes on Sea, Lancs, June 21st, 2015

29th August, The Dragon Path signing and activities, Waterstones Bookshop, Cambridge

3rd October,  2-4 pm, Heffers Children's Bookshop, Cambridge. Mystery and Mayhem (with Katherine Woodfine and Patricia Elliott)

6th October, 2015, Cheltenham Literature Festival Schools Programme

17th October, 2015, 3pm. Ramsey Book Jam, Ramsey Junior School, Cambs

24th October, 2015, Cambridge Festival of Ideas: Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgewick Site, Cambridge, 11-12. Kid Power: Children vs Adults in Junior Detective Fiction

21st November, 2015, SCBWI-BI Mass Book Launch, Winchester Conference 

4th December, 2015, Kids Lit Quiz, National Final, Oxford 

22nd February, 2016, Cambridge Library Group Meeting, Heffers Childrens Bookshop. 

Linton Children's Book Festival, May 22nd, 2016.

Kensington Community Primary School, Liverpool, June 10th, 2016 (Patron of Reading launch event)

Bengeo School, Hertfordshire, June 24th, 2016 (Mango Day event, fundraiser for Beanstalk)

Mystery and Mayhem Schools Event with Booka Books
The Marches Academy Trust Festival of Education
The Marches School, Morda Road, Oswestry, Shropshire.  
Friday July 1st 

The Big Read at the Big Weekend, Parkers Piece, Cambridge
Saturday 9th July 

Heffers Children's Bookshop, Cambridge Sunday 7th August, 2-4pm: Memory, Mystery and Magic! with Katie Dale, Helen Moss and James Nicol

 Read all about it in this lovely Girls Heart Books blog post by Katie Dale.

Fleet Library Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge Launch
Saturday 16th July, 10 am. 

Bedford Booktastic Bookfest 

Friday 28th October, 11.30 am
Panacea Museum, Bedford

"Helen Moss, author of the Adventure Island and Secrets of the Tombs series, shares her top tips for writing exciting mysteries. Find out all about crimes, clues and cliffhangers, as well as the secret ingredients of friendship and teamwork. You can even help to assemble a new gang of intrepid young super-sleuths."

Kid’s Lit Quiz, Central England Heat 
10th November, Comberton Village College, Cambridgeshire 

Kid’s Lit Quiz, National Final
7th December, City of London Girls' School

June 13th, 2017. Empathy Day

I will be visiting The Spinney Primary School in Cambridge to take part in their Empathy Day activities.

Empathy Day is a platform to emphasise  the importance of empathy in our divided world and raise awareness of the power of stories to develop  it.

The Day  is  being  launched  by  EmpathyLab, a  new  organisation  with  a mission to  use  stories  to  help  us  understand each other better led by Miranda  McKearney OBE, founder of The Reading Agency. 

Saturday 8th July, 2017 Wimpole History Festival.

You can see the full programme here. And follow their links to book a ticket..

1st October, 2017, Somersham Library, Cambridgeshire. Summer Reading Challenge Awards Day.
6th January, 2018, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Family First event, 2-4 pm

28th April, 2018, Empathy Cafe, Loughton Library, Essex

12th May,  2018, Thorpe House School Literature Festival.

19th-20th May, 2018, Linton Children's Book Festival, Cambridgeshire

The Wildwood Rumpus Festival, Saturday 8th June, 2019

Come along to this lovely family festival near Linton, Cambridgeshire - I'll be in the Heffers Literary Tent with stories and crafts alongside lots of other lovely authors.

Saturday, September 7th, 2019, 2pm-4pm. Local Authors Day, Cambridge Central Library. Come along to the library to meet lots of children's authors and illustrators - there'll be games, stories and craft activities - and a writing workshop for children, run by me and Camilla Chester. And it's all free!