Nikki Sheehan


"I'm so excited to be taking part in the Bookchat Roadshow! As a reader, writer and story mentor with Little Green Pig, I'm very aware of the miracles that can happen when you allow children to take ownership of their reading and writing. There's nothing better than the look on a child's face when they realise that there really are no limits to the worlds they can explore and create, and as parents, teachers and librarians it really is within our power to help them to access to their own wildest imaginings.”


Nikki Sheehan is the youngest daughter of a rocket scientist! She achieved a first class degree in Linguistics and worked as a subtitler on Coronation Street and The Simpsons. She later studied Developmental Psychology and Journalism and continues to work as a freelance journalist and copywriter, specialising in parenting features. In addition, Nikki is also one of three organisers of Brighton Rocks Books, the first mini festival of children's writing in the area. Nikki is the author of 'Swan Boy' recently nominated for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, and 'Who Framed Klaris Cliff?'. Her latest novel 'Goodnight Boy' is due to be published on 6th July and is already receiving critical acclaim. Nikki has three children and is also a story mentor with Little Green Pig (Ministry of Stories) helping children to access their creativity.  She regularly visits schools and inspires children through her workshops. For more information visit

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