Author Visits

Would you like to inspire your children?

Do you want to encourage them to discover the joy of reading and writing?

Then why not book me for an author visit.

For younger students my visits are based on one of my picture books and linked to a theme for example ‘A Book For Bramble‘ can be linked to the theme of friendship. A typical session can include:

  • Reading from one of my books
  • Q and A section
  • Practical project based on chosen theme e.g. friendship

As part of my fee I supply a slide show to support the Q and A section plus supporting paperwork for the chosen theme, for example a template for a friendship chain.

For older students I can talk to them about my writing day, the process of creative writing or how the publishing industry works. Part of the session can include a workshop tailored to match the subject you are covering with the children at the time.

I try to be as flexible as possible and am willing to adapt any of my talks to suit your needs. However please be aware I am not taking the place of a teacher and children must be supervised by an appropriate member of staff at all times.

My rates are as follows:

  • £150 per half day visit
  • £250 per full day visit
  • Travel expenses (first 15 miles free then 49p per mile)

I invoice prior to my visit and payment is strictly due on the day.

I am a member of Society’s of Authors, I’m fully insurance and have an up-to-date CRB certificate. I typically cover an area within a twenty-five mile radius of Stansted Airport (junction 8 off M11) however I’m happy to travel further for full day visits.

Should a visit to your school be on interest please contact me to discuss your requirements.

P.S. If you’ve never booked an author visit before then visit Society of Author’s website it has some very useful information.