Visiting schools is an integral part of my work as a writer of children's books. I enjoy meeting readers, inspiring new generations of writers and working with young people on developing their own creativity.
When I visit a school, I talk about the books that I have written and read aloud from them. I talk about why and how I write, discussing my ideas and inspirations. And I always leave lots of time for questions.
I vary the event for the age of the audience, the size of the group and the amount of time available. I might talk to the whole school first, then visit individual classes to run creative writing sessions, or spend the whole day going from one class to another.
I am based in London, but I'm very happy to travel anywhere.
The event with Josh was amazing. The starting assembly engaged the whole school and the workshops with each year group made the children want to spend extra time on their work. A fantastic day!