Gillian McClure

News and events


Here are some of the things I've recently been involved with:

I've been showing images of my work-in-progress, a MG graphic novel, 'Elsie and Elvis When We Grow Old' on my instagram page: gillian.mcclure

In 2023 , I was involved with Refuge in Literacy, donating books.

In 2022, I  was the Patron of Reading at Caldecote Church of England Academy.

I was a judge in the Natural Curriculum Creative Writing Competition.  You can see the winning entries here.

'We're Going to Build a Dam' has been selected for Waterstones Children Laureate Cressida Cowell's Life-changing Libraries campaign and copies will be in the six showcase school libraries.

The third Dog on Wheels adventure, Dog on Wheels goes Snowboarding, has been published by Troika.  

The other two books in this series are Dog on Wheels and Dog on Wheels at Sunny Sea.

You can read about the first Dog on Wheels book in an online review by Becca Farrelly and another by Andrea Reece - Love Reading 4Kids.

I've had two short videos made of me at work on a picture book which you can watch by going to my IMAGES page and clicking on the links. You can also find a link to my Instagram page there.

'Selkie' was included in an exhibition 'Between Worlds: Folklore and Fairy Tales from Northern Britain' at Durham University in 2018.

Here's a video clip of how the story started.



In September 2016 I was the Featured Artist for SCBWI Words and Pictures.

Some of my illustrations from Tog the Ribber are on display at the new Seven Stories Storylab gallery and are also featured in Drawn from the Archive, Hidden Histories of Illustration.

Here are two video clips about Tog the Ribber.

How Tog the Ribber started.


Audio Commentary on Tog the Ribber.


Here is an interview I did for Author/Illustrator Norika Matsubara.

Equal Arts, a charity that does cross generational work with primary school pupils and elderly residents living in care homes has done a film based on 'The Little White Hen' as part of Henpower.

The Little White Hen - HenPower Spring 2020 from Equal Arts on Vimeo.

I have a historic blog on writing and illustrating and here's a link to a Cambridge Library Group blog post about a talk I gave and a post about events I did for the Can't Put it Down blog.

Also, there is a pocast of an interview with Leigh Chambers on Cambridge 105, Bookmark. You can listen to it by clicking on this link:



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