School visits and Events

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION I AM OFFERING INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL VISITS FOR 2020. THESE WOULD TAKE PLACE BY SKYPE OR ZOOM. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE THIS OPTION.

 

“What a fantastic workshop!  The parents were astounded at some of the great new ideas their children came up with, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the session. It was great fun!” Bournville BookFest 2019.

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I have realised I pull a lot of funny faces when I’m talking at events but hopefully I’m saying interesting things at least some of the time!

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I offer a one hour Super Sleuths or Silly Mysteries workshop which gives the children the tools to write their own stories. We’ll talk about key components of a good funny story and what makes a mystery mysterious? We’ll do some story improvisation and then the children will have a chance to create their own characters and write the beginning of their story. I am always impressed with the amazing ideas the children come up with.

I can also give a one hour assembly to larger groups about becoming an author, what inspired me to write this series and how many people it takes to make a book. The children are always surprised to see the answer to this question! And of course there’s always time for them to ask me any questions they have.

As you can see here my favourite part is signing books for excited readers and if you have biscuits then you’ll never get rid of me!

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If you would like me to come to your school or event please contact me with details of the number of children, whether you would like a whole day/half day, the age groups/school year of the children, how many events you’d like. (I offer 4 events a day maximum – mixture of assemblies and workshops)

My fees are in line with the Society of Authors and there is a really useful guide for schools on hosting author visits available here