I'm at home in schools as I taught (latterly part-time) for over 30 years. I've fulfilled writer-in-residences, including a Creative Partnerships employment in Tower Hamlets. My education degree specialised in teaching children with special needs and the passion to help all children achieve their best has never dwindled. I've worked in schools in Poland, Croatia and Florida as well as the UK.
I love making up communal stories (ie with whole key stages) with children voting on the plot line. Creating these stories are very interactive with top tips for writing and lots of laughter dropped into the mix. Children then return to class bases to create their own stories while I lead class workshops talking about writing and where I get ideas from followed by questions from the floor.
I've spoken on BBC's Woman's Hour and led workshops at national conferences for librarians, the National Association of Writers in Education and Child Bereavement UK.
Check out www.heatherbutler.info for further details.
Based in Amersham, I'll visit anywhere in the UK or abroad, have Public Liability Insurance, love meeting new people and charge in line with the Society of Authors rates.
I have written over 30 books including Us Minus Mum which was short listed for the Carnegie Award.