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Librarians and Teachers

School visits are an important part of the writing process for me – I love to meet young readers and to share my experiences with them.  During an author visit I will typically talk to a young audience about:

  • What inspired me to write, what my stories are about and why I chose to write them
  • My research travels and the adventures I have had and my most embarrassing moment
  • Meteorites, mammoths, shamans and some of the other things that turn up in my stories
  • Why it’s important to have adventure in your life

For a half or a full day school visit I charge a standard fee in line with SCBWI guidelines.  However my primary interest is in meeting young readers and promoting my titles, therefore I will waive my fee for any school that will work with a local independent bookseller to sell a minimum number of my books.

In addition to school visits I carry out many other types of engagement including literary festivals, judging story competitions and creative writing courses.   Please contact me for further details.