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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More about my school visits

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.

  • Assembly
    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.

  • Early Years
    20-30 minute sessions: sharing a picture book with an associated activity, for example, creating imaginary bubbles from Bibble and the Bubbles.

  • KS1
    30-40 minute sessions: age appropriate writing workshops, for example, a class poem or alliterative story ideas based on Rickety Rocket.

  • KS2
    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.

  • Book sales
    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.

 

Booking a school visit

I am always busy around World Book Day so please get in touch early if that is your preferred time. I charge a daily rate for school visits, in line with the Society of Authors guidelines, plus travel expenses.
See their Guide for Schools Organising an Author Visit [PDF]
I will occasionally offer shorter visits if I don't have too far to travel (I'm based in East Hertfordshire) or if I'm promoting a new book. Please contact me to find out more.
2020 note: From September, I know that schools are unable to welcome visitors but I am happy to book in visits for later in the academic year. I am also able to offer virtual visits. Please contact me if you would like to find out more.

Previous events

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