I write early readers, picture books, junior fiction and middle grade fiction for children. I'm available for school visits, workshops and literary festivals. My picture book The Snowflake Mistake was the CBeebies Bedtime Story on 15 December. Three of my books have been selected for the Summer Reading Challenge at UK libraries.
School visits are a great way to get children excited about books. My visits are a mixture of assemblies, workshops and storytelling which you can pick and mix - please see the schools information pack on my website which contains activities, printable resources and everything you need to plan your day. Just choose the workshops or sessions you would like, or suggest your own. How about a science-themed day or a creative writing day? My range of books means that I have something to offer across the whole primary age group. I love reading aloud and getting children excited about books!
"You were absolutely amazing and we would definitely like to have you back another time! The children all thoroughly enjoyed it and I had very positive feedback from staff too!" Mrs L Wren, St Andrews Lower School, Biggleswade
Thank you so much for the fantastic day and all the preparation you had put into your workshops. Everyone absolutely loved it." Miss Jezierska, Lyndhurst Prep School, Camberley, Surrey
"Everyone really enjoyed your session - we've had fantastic feedback!" Rachael Rogan, organiser of Bedford Children's Book Festival and owner of Rogan's Books
"Thanks so much for making World Book Day special and so much fun." Mrs S Teague, Caddington Village School, Bedfordshire
"Thank you for the lovely story and craft sessions. Children and families had a great time." Sue Shead, Bedford Central Library
I am based in Bedfordshire but am happy to travel providing travel and accommodation expenses are met.
Rates: £300 for full day, £150 for half day plus travel at 45p a mile.
Member of the Society of Authors.
Public Liability Insurance and DBS.
I have written sixteen books from picture books to middle grade, including