LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Marcia Williams - Author

About the Author

Marcia Williams' mother was a writer and her father was a playwright and theatre director. She spent the early part of her life in Canton, Hong Kong, Nigeria and the Middle East with her mother and diplomat stepfather. She loved books from an early age and remembers being read to almost every night; "I would often be scared, especially by fairy tales, but I never wanted the stories to end." She went to boarding school in Sussex, from where she sent weekly illustrated letters to her parents overseas.

Marcia didn't receive any formal art training. She calls herself "an obsessive illustrator. I've just always done it. I never consciously thought: that's what I want to do." She had a number of jobs, including nursery teacher, which is when she developed her taste for story-telling to young children; "I learnt what they found accessible and what they enjoyed." Giving up teaching to paint, she studied watercolour at Richmond College and held some successful local exhibitions before a friend suggested that she took her work to show Walker Books.

Marcia lives in London and has two grown-up children and three grandchildren, one extra-large dog and a cat.

Featured books by Marcia Williams

Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style.

Other books by Marcia Williams

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers

Author: Marcia Williams Illustrator: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Travel back in time to the amazing world of the Vikings with award-winning author-illustrator Marcia Williams. Meet legendary warriors, daring explorers and clever kings in this colourful introduction to the Vikings. Join Marcia Williams and discover incredible stories of Viking raids, voyages of discovery and conquered kingdoms. Told in comic-strip style and packed with jokes and facts, this is the perfect guide to the Viking world.

The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad and the Odyssey

Author: Marcia Williams Illustrator: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2021

Thrilling comic-strip action, with monsters, mighty heroes and even mightier gods and goddesses. The Iliad tells the story of the war between Greeks and Trojans; the love between Helena and Paris; Achilles and Hector's deadly combat; the Trojan Horse... The Odyssey depicts the perilous voyage home of the Greek warrior Odysseus; his struggles against the one-eyed Cyclops; the terrible Sirens; the dreadful, six-headed Scylla... These classic Greek stories have been retold with lively text and a dramatic cartoon style, making them accessible and fun for young children.

The Fantastic Book of Feelings: A Guide to Being Happy, Sad and Everything In-Between!

The Fantastic Book of Feelings: A Guide to Being Happy, Sad and Everything In-Between!

Author: Marcia Williams Illustrator: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2021

Get to know all your feelings and how to look after them in this positive and practical guide from beloved author-illustrator Marcia Williams. How do you feel today? Whether you're happy, sad or anything in-between, this book is the perfect guide to understanding and celebrating all your feelings! In colourful comic-strip stories, explore a whole range of emotions and discover ways to cope when any feeling becomes overwhelming. Packed with top tips for mental wellbeing and a first aid box for feelings, this is a helpful and engaging guide celebrating the importance of good mental health.

Turtle Patrol

Turtle Patrol

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2020

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers

Author: Marcia Williams Illustrator: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Travel back in time and discover the amazing world of the Vikings with award-winning author-illustrator Marcia Williams. Meet legendary warriors, daring explorers and clever kings in this colourful introduction to the Vikings. With Marcia Williams (and Loki!) as your guide, discover incredible stories of Viking raids, voyages of discovery and conquered kingdoms. Told in comic-strip style and packed with jokes and facts, this is the perfect guide to the Viking world.

The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice

The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice

Author: Marcia Williams Illustrator: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Hear all about Ancient Rome from Dormeo the dormouse - history like it's never been told before! Join Marcia Williams on a journey to Ancient Rome to meet the gods, find out who Romulus and Remus were and discover what happened to Julius Caesar. Experience life as an ancient Roman in this fascinating and humorous retelling of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Packed with jokes, comic illustrations and fascinating facts, this hugely entertaining fictional biography will make you look at the Romans in a whole new light!

Author Info

Author's Website

http://www.marciawilliams.co.uk/

Twitter Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Twitter updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more

Facebook Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Facebook updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more
LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
CHECK OUT OUR INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE    Read More
×