Serena Patel – Anisha Accidental Detective

  • Monday 20th February
  • Paisley Central Library – 9.30am-10.30am & 11am-12pm – open to Gallowhill Primary, Lochfield Primary, Ralston Primary, St. Catherine’s Primary, St. Charles Primary, St. John Olgilvie Primary, St. Mary’s Primary, Todholm Primary, West Primary, Williamsburgh Primary

Live Event – suitable for Primary 4 to Primary 5.

Mystery Plotting Workshop.  Serena will introduce herself and what inspired her to become an author. She’ll discuss what makes a good mystery and the importance of red herrings, motive, settings and suspects. The children will have a chance to come up with their own mystery using the key ingredients.

Bio:  Serena Patel is the author of the Anisha, Accidental Detective series for children.   She was the winner of the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award for Fiction 2020 and the Crimefest Award for Children’s Crime Fiction and was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award for Best Story 2021 and the Lollies Book Award 2021.

Book an event

Bus hire costs can be reimbursed to schools who are situated more than one mile from where a library event is taking place.

Email   with the subject heading – Paisley Book Festival Schools Programme Bookings – Name of Event

Please provide the following information in the email:

Name of your school.

Name of Teacher and Class Attending (include year group) with Contact Glow Email Address

Number of pupils and number of school staff / parent volunteers attending

If you will require costs of bus hire to be reimbursed.

Closing date – Thursday 26th January 2023.

We will inform you if you have been lucky on Monday 30th January.   The library will provide copies on loan of the author’s books for the teacher to use in advance, and can recommend classroom resources if available.

Serena Patel - Credit to Tania Morris