- 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.
- 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.
- 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.