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Speaker Profile - Fleur Bradley


Region: Rocky Mountain (Colorado/Wyoming)
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Fleur is the author of middle-grade novels Midnight at the Barclay Hotel (Viking, August 2020) and the Double Vision trilogy (HarperCollins Children’s), a fun middle-grade spy adventure series School Library Journal calls, “a must-read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers.” Her story “The Perfect Alibi” is in Mystery Writers of America’s MG anthology SUPER PUZZLETASTIC MYSTERIES, edited by Chris Grabenstein (Harper Children's). 

Fleur regularly does school and Skype visits, as well as librarian and educator conference talks on reaching reluctant readers. Originally from the Netherlands, she now lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and two daughters, and entirely too many cats.

For more information on Fleur and her books, visit, or find her on Twitter @FTBradleyAuthor.

Presentation Description:

With current restrictions due to COVID-19, I've adapted my school presentations to work on Zoom. For the 2020-21 school year, if restrictions are lifted, I will be available for in-person school visits once more. Let's hope we can get together again soon!


Until then, I'm available for free short Skype/Zoom visits, and longer visits (that meet Common Core Standards) at a small fee. Google Hangouts works as well, if preferred.

Skype/Zoom Q&A visits run about 20 minutes, and are always free. I have a limited amount of slots for these (so I can still do some writing, too) and they fill up fast; be sure to contact me early to book one. Zoom visits are longer (about 50 min.), include a Common Core tied lesson plan, and come at a fee; you can see the description below.

How To Plot a Mystery (Zoom)
Length: 50 min. (all ages, meets Common Core for grades 3-6)


Ever wonder how an author plots a mystery, how to pick the crime, the suspects, and how to plant to the clues...? I'll show you how I plot a novel, from idea and theme to rough outline. I'll discuss perspective, and reference middle-grade titles for example. The slideshow presentation runs about 20-25 minutes, with about 20 minutes for Q&A.


Fee: $150

Contact me at for scheduling 

“Our patrons were so pleased with the virtual writing workshop Fleur taught for Arapahoe Libraries. It was interactive, engaging, and dug into the elements of writing mysteries so that participants left with tools for writing their own.”

–Kara Seal, Senior Events Specialist, Arapahoe Libraries.


 Previous speaking engagements:

I love to meet booksellers, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents. Here are just some of the places I've been invited to teach or speak:

  • Pikes Peak Writers Conference
  • Colorado Teen Literature Festival
  • Mobile, AL Reading Association Teen Writing Fair
  • Alabama Book Festival
  • Mississippi Library Association Conference
  • Bouchercon (mystery fan conference)
  • Left Coast Crime (mystery fan conference)
  • SCBWI Southern Breeze Wik Conference
  • Young Author Fest at William Carey University
  • Mississippi Reading Association Conference
  • Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival