Welcome to my updated website. Bright colours, easy navigation, mostly new jokes. I’m about the same. Still chatty, over-caffeinated, and running late. Still bad at social media. Still as surprised by the world as I look in this old picture (my hair is gray and I have different glasses, but this may give the truest idea of me). Recent news: I remembered to renew my driver’s licence and pay the phone bill. Want to know anything more about me? You’re in the right place.
I am currently touring the Almost Epic Squad. 4 linked novels about teens with unlikely superpowers. Don’t expect a lot of sense, but the books are fun – especially when you read more than one and spot the crossovers. Kevin Sylvester, Ted Staunton, Lesley Livingstone are a riot to work with, and their books are brilliant. Mine has a yellow cover and is called Irresistible.
Are you sitting down? You'd better be. Because this trailer will Blow You Away. (Seriously, it's pretty epic. Try not to giggle.)
Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of more than 20 books, mostly for children. He teaches creative writing at Humber College in Toronto, and travels around telling audiences that stories matter. His recent novels feature an ‘irresistible’ superhero, a magic camera, and the back end of Laura Secord’s cow. On a personal note, he is right-handed. Do not follow @richardscrimger
A Few Of My Books
I do not have a favorite child. Each of them makes me smile, drives me crazy, and fills me with pride and wonder. I couldn’t imagine life without any one of them. The same is true for my books. Here they are. Read about them. Check out what people say. Read an excerpt.
If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? What about becoming mesmerizingly persuasive in the blink of an eye?
How do you shut up when your nose is doing all the talking? Alan is not big or strong.
Downside Up is a grief story, but it's also weird and wacky and will make you laugh. Our hero Fred travels to a parallel world in order to visit his dead dog.
See, there's this magic camera. Take a picture of someone with the camera and you become that person. How weird is that? How cool?
Resources For Teachers
Some of my books come with professional study guides. These are free to use or adapt. If you want your own bespoke Teacher’s Guide to any of my books, get in touch with me. I’ll share my draft notes. All my work is teachable. I write to make people laugh -- and think.