Gill Jepson Author

Gill Jepson Author

Gill Jepson Author locationBarrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Children's Author, Teacher, Historian, Educator and charity volunteer. Member of National Association of Writers in Education. Patron of Reading for three Primary schools in Furness, Cumbria.

Offers writing workshops, projects and Book week activities and delivers talks on history, writing and Furness Abbey.

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Gill is a children's author and is available for author visits for schools, societies and groups. Workshops and events can be arranged via the website for all ages. She has written the Out of Time series:The Secret of the Swan, Raven's Hoard and The third in the series, The Cistercian Conspiracy is being completed currently. Guy the Grumpy Gargoyle is a book for 3-7 years and is also based at Furness Abbey. A limited edition of Guy and The Christmas Gargoyle is available from the author. She is a member of the National Association for Writers in Education and has many years teaching experience. She is Patron of Reading for three Furness schools.

Teacher And Trainer

Gill is a teacher and adult trainer with upwards of twenty years experience. Having worked for many years in Cumbrian Primary schools she managed a national initiative called Playing for Success at Barrow AFC's Bluebird Study Centre. The project provided after school study support and gained QISS Emerged Status. She is also an adult trainer and is a director of New Horizons Education Ltd providing training for Teaching Assistants and heritage and literacy courses for adults and children. She also offers project work and can design specific activities to suit the client. She has an MA in Education specialising in Gifted and Talented pupils.


Gill has successfully led heritage projects with schools in Cumbria. Bespoke projects designed to fit the school's requirements can be created and developed on request. She has written short children's novels which use her historical knowledge and she is happy to provide workshops around these and work on medieval abbeys. She is a founder member of Furness Abbey Fellowship a volunteer group set up to support and develop the education and visitor experience at the abbey. She is working closely with English Heritage to help raise the profile of Furness Abbey.

Charity Worker

I have been group leader for the Furness and South Lakes group of the Dystonia Society for 19 years. We raise awareness, funds and provide friendship and support for people with dystonia. Our main event is our teams participation in Keswick to Barrow Walk-40 miles of fun, fundraising and physical challenge She is chair of the newly formed Furness Abbey Fellowship set up to support, promote and raise funds and awareness for the fantastic Furness Abbey in partnership with English Heritage.

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Work History

Larmenier Retirement Village, Beardwood, Lancs

Press Officer

From May 2013 to 2015.

Part time Press Officer. Writing copy for press releases, creating marketing information, search and liaison with clients and press

Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness

Museum Assistant (casual)

From June 2012 to 2015.

General warding duties, front of house, meeting the public-casual worker

New Horizons Education Ltd


From May 2012 to January 2016.

Independent Training and Education company, specialising in the training of Teaching Assistants, Heritage and Creative Writing

Bluebirds Study Centre @ Barrow AFC

Community Education Manager

From September 2011 to June 2012.

Providing education, study support and life long learning within the Barrow AFC Community initiative. Adult Learning Tutor, Assessor and Internal Verifier

Out of Time

Childrens author

From May 2011 to present.

Freelance Children's Author, speaker and teacher. Debut book-Out of Time: The Secret of the Swan...Guy the Grumpy Gargoyle out soon. Available for work in schools on literacy projects, author visits, inspirational talks for groups and clubs. See website for details or apply direct

Bluebirds Study Centre

Centre Manager

From June 2008 to April 2011.

Playing for Success Manager-providing Quality after school study support

Furness College

Adult Education Tutor and Assessor

From September 2006 to June 2008.

Part time tutor and assessor for Teaching Assistant course-NVQ 3

Cumbria County Council

Primary Teacher

From January 1992 to January 2008.

Primary teacher with curriculum responsibility for History, Environment, Gifted and Talented and Art Experience as SENCO and Gifted and Talented coordinator


Author and Teacher

Currently works here.

Historic Property Steward, Furness Abbey

English Heritage

From March 2015 to present.

Historic property steward, manning the visitor centre, site checks, customer service and information, occasional site tours.


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A little bit of research

Researching local history for a small book on St George's Church Barrow-the first church in Barrow-in-Furness. Using some of the research to back up my new story in the Out of Time series-as one of Barrow' founding fathers makes a cameo appearance.

New projects in the pipeline

We are working on new projects for pupils in Year 5 and 6 -delivering after school projects on reading and creative writing and raising standards

Third Out of Time book on the way

The third book in the Out of Time series is being completed. The Cistercian Conspiracy again introduces new characters from history; one of whom played a significant role in Victorian Barrow-can you guess who that might be?

Patron of Reading

Patron of Reading with three local schools-to encourage and promote reading and the enjoyment of books. Broughton CE Primary, Dalton St Mary Primary and Lindal and Marton Primary School.

Buzzing about Reading

Great project about books, reading and writing with real authors and children in the Furness area. 2015

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