I enjoy visiting schools and pre-schools, bringing books to life and encouraging children in their reading and writing. An author visit is also an exciting experience for children – stimulating imagination and providing an opportunity to engage with a professional storyteller.
Check out a recent school visit here.
If a visit isn’t going to be possible, there are ways to help children engage with the books. Please see below.
If you are from a school, thinking about an author visit, check out this informative slideshow from the Society of Authors.
What could I offer?
I am always happy to consider any exciting ideas to meet your needs and topics. Alternatively there are some suggestions below:
Creative writing workshops
How much do I charge?
Single sessions (up to an hour) – £100
Two sessions – £150
Three sessions – £250
Travel expenses may also apply (45p a mile).
Visits include a free book for the school library and an opportunity for pupils to buy signed copies at a reduced rate.
When could I visit?
Visits are available throughout the school year. At key times (such as World Book Day), it is advisable to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Some special dates:
If a visit isn’t possible
If you would like the children to engage with an author, or if the class are looking at one of my books, I would be delighted to help in any way I can. Please contact me and I’ll see what I can do.
There are also some free book-related resources available in the Fun! section. Enjoy!
For more information:
You can view the Society of Author’s guidelines for author visits here
Or you can contact me here .