School Visits

One of the perks of being a writer I never expected, is talking about my books, and the books I like to read, and writing with lots of amazing kids. So if you are looking for an author to visit your school, library, festival, or bookgroup, I’d love to join you. 

TALKS

  • Alice Jones: Mysteries and Maths – I talk about my love of mysteries (and what makes a really good one) and how Alice uses math to solve her cases. I challenge the students to use numbers to crack a crook’s alibi and we create our very own detective.
  • Dreamer Ballerina: Do Dreams Come True? – Combining the story of my own journey to becoming a writer and the story of Casey Quinn who dreams of becoming a ballerina, I discuss dreams,  the different shapes they take, the adventures they take us on and the hard work it takes for them to come true.

WORKSHOPS

  • Developing Your Detective – Using costumes, students create their very own detectives with strengths, weaknesses, and a special skill. Then they plot the perfect crime to challenge this detective.
  • Improv Writing – Based on my theater experience, this workshop uses improv techniques to help spark new story ideas.
  • Reading Critically– How reading can help us become better writers. Students examine paragraphs and scenes from popular books to figure out just what those authors are doing.
  • Critique Groups 101 – great for enthusiastic writers looking to take their work to the next level, this workshop focuses on the importance of rewriting and how to give and take criticism
  • Bespoke Workshop – I’m happy to discuss workshop ideas to cover specific needs.

SKYPE Q&A

  • If your class, or reading group, has read one (or more!) of my books and has questions about the book, writing in general or being an author, set up a virtual visit and I’ll answer as many questions as I can!

 

My talks are suitable for students in Year 4, 5, 6 and 7 and 8. I offer one-off sessions, half or full days and my fees are based on the Society of Authors recommended rates. Skype visits are free for classes/groups that have read any of my books. If you are considering a visit and have questions or would like more information, please get in touch using the contact form.

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