School, library, bookshop events, and festivals are always great fun, and details of my T&Cs can be found below:
School and Library visits
Having worked in Primary Literacy Support, I love getting back into classrooms through author events and often travel throughout Scotland for these.
I am more than happy to talk to pupils from nursery level up to Primary 7. Mixing year groups isn’t a problem either. My talks usually last 30/40 minutes for Nursery children and between 40/50 minutes for Primaries 1 to 7. However, I can easily adapt to a timetable that suits you. Whether I talk to classes individually or as a lower/upper primary split is entirely up to you.
I read from one of my books before answering any questions the children may have on writing/character structure, finding an illustrator/publisher, what has inspired me to write, getting my books onto bookshelves, marketing, and life as an author.
My aim is to leave children inspired in their own reading and creative writing. With a background in Primary Literacy Support, where I assessed children from Primaries one to seven who needed extra-curricular support then created and delivered individual learning plans to meet their specific needs, I can interact and communicate with children using curriculum language.
I would appreciate being able to make copies of my books available to purchase on the day. I always discount them when selling through a school or library and I am more than happy to take the time to dedicate and sign each book.
What’s the cost!
My fee is £80 for one 45 minute session, but if you would like a half or whole-day visit, then I am happy to come to an arrangement once you know how many sessions you would like.
I also do a limited number of charitable events each year, within libraries.
Libraries can choose whether this is a story telling with arts & crafts session outwith school times or a story telling session followed by a Q & A/chat as mentioned above with visiting primary schools.
Bookshop Events & Festivals
These events allow me to bring out the arts and crafts. Always relevant to the story, for instance, children have enjoyed making their own fairy wings, wands, and fairy finger puppets.
There are always colouring sheets with images from within the books, these are often a hit with the adults too.
All are enjoyed after storytime fun.
If you are interested in an event, would like information on availability and fees, or more information on Event Ts&Cs please contact me here.