I am busy throughout the year with school events, as well festivals and library /bookshop visits. Please see the images at the bottom of the page or my Twitter page for details of recent events. Or get in touch and I'll be happy to provide examples.
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World Book Day 2021
I am booked for Thursday 4th March 2021 but I do have availability that week. I am planning to book in-person visits as usual, with a view to running virtual visits instead if restrictions are still in place.
Virtual Visits 2020/21
I offer virtual visits for a small fee (approximately half the price of an in-person visit). I can spend all day with your school, virtually visiting different classes, giving an assembly, book sale and event author photos! Alternatively, I offer shorter sessions.
Please watch this space for more information.
In-person school visits (currently on hold)
My usual visit would be for a full day and includes a morning assembly, followed by visits to classrooms for age-appropriate sessions around books/reading/writing. I can tailor these sessions or surprise you! I have included a bit more detail below but I am flexible, so if you would like me to fit in with a particular topic or seasonal project then please let me know.
I will share one of my books with the school, and explain how it found its way from an idea in my head, to a publisher and into the shops.
20-30 minute sessions: sharing a picture book with an associated activity, for example, creating imaginary bubbles from Bibble and the Bubbles.
30-40 minute sessions: age appropriate writing workshops, for example, a class poem or alliterative story ideas based on Rickety Rocket.
40-60 minute sessions: age appropriate writing workshops, for example, suspense writing or storyboarding.
KS3 and older
Talk about my journey to becoming a children's writer, writing advice, Q&A and age-appropriate writing workshops.
I am always happy to provide a book sale with signed books. I can arrange this via my local independent bookseller or work with a bookshop near you.