F.C. Shaw

Farah Shaw is the author of the children's mystery Sherlock Academy. She loves children's stories, Sherlock Holmes, and mysteries, so had to write a book combining all three. She spends her afternoons writing for kids, and her nights dreaming of new stories. She lives with her husband and two sons in a home they have ambitiously dubbed 'The Manor' in California.

With teaching credentials and a Master's in Education, she has taught every grade from kindergarten to college. When she's not plotting stories, she teaches visual arts in local schools and enjoys a good game of Scrabble.


Want Farah Shaw to come to your school?


Author Farah Shaw offers a 45 minute assembly for K-6 grades that encourages students to explore their own imaginations while teaching them the elements of mystery writing such as developing characters, creating the setting, placing clues, and devising a solution. Using Sherlock Holmes and her book Sherlock Academy as a base, Farah engages students and reinforces the varied skills required for students to write their own stories.


For out-of-area visits, the price is $600 for a single assembly. To make travel cost-effective, we offer special discounts when you refer other schools that book on the same day in your area: Single school: $1200/school. 2 schools: $600/school. 3 schools: $400/school. There are also full day Assembly + Workshop Combo packages available, where students can experience a hands-on writing session with Farah in a small setting.


F.C. Shaw is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact  (school ATfuturehousepublishing.com). To request review copies, podcast appearances, guest blog posts or other digital promotional opportunities, contact (publicity@futurehousepublishing.com).