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Children's author, Poet

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Adults, 5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2)


I am a children's author, co-founder of the reading for pleasure project - Reading Allowed -  and also a Doctoral Researcher at Sheffield Hallam University.

My mission is to inspire children to read for pleasure! 

Visits to Schools:

Lively, interactive and inspirational for all children - the feedback from my visits say it all!

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The opening assembly, lasting 30 mins, introduces the children to the fun element of reading, writing, speaking and listening. It is interactive, absorbing and entertaining.

My workshops lead the children through the process of writing in a fun and active way - the children are on their feet, creating characters and storylines. 

This is the perfect starting point for any topic and lends itself to writing in any genre. I provide a model plan that is tailored to the National Curriculum and shows how curriculum links can be made.

I will make sure that you have everything in place to ensure our visit is a success. I provide template letters, posters and photocopiable teacher resources. I know how busy you are!



'All of the children were involved and some points mesmerised. This truly is the way to get children excited about Literacy!'

Year 5 Teacher, Allenton Primary, Derby


'A fun and inspirational day for all!'

English Subject Leader, Bankwood Primary, Sheffield


'The assembly had the children engaged from start to finish...We were delighted to see all of the children so excited about creating stories, including those who can be reluctant readers and writers!'

Assistant Headteacher, Forest Fields Primary, Notts


What I need:

Very little - a bit of space! I am flexible and will tailor the visit to your needs.


What I charge:

£295 Full day

30 min opening assembly for all children

4 x Key Stage 2 Workshops 

Key Stage 1 Storytelling


Book Signings:

I usually return to schools the following day for a book signing (distance permitting) so that the children have had time to meet me and decide if they would like a book.



East Midlands but happy to travel.


The Janksters and the Pesky Parrot

The Janksters and the Ants in Pants

The Janksters and the Ants in Pants

The Janksters and the Talking Slug


The Janksters Series
The Janksters and the Talking Slug (isbn:9780992688417)
Billy and Sam are two boys who love to play practical jokes. Lots of laughs as they plays pranks on their teacher and the school bully. Ideal for 6-10yrs.
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The Janksters and the Ants in Pants (isbn:978-0-9926884-0-0)
Billy and Sam are the Janksters - boys who love pranks and jokes! This time some special peashooters teach create havoc - and teach some children a lesson!
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The Janksters and the Pesky Parrot (isbn:9780992688424)
Another brilliant story about Janksters. Funny and fast-moving. Billy and Sam are the Janksters, boys who love jokes and pranks. They cause uproar in the classroom when they try out their new whoopee on an unsuspecting school inspector!
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Member of NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education)

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Book Type:
Fiction for children (any age), Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13

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