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. Due to current restrictions I'm limiting my visits to my local counties of Beds, Herts and Bucks but please note that virtual short visits are available and, if under 20 minutes, are free!
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.
We really enjoyed our visit from Lou. She was incredibly accommodating and agreed to work with all of our year groups. Teachers reported that the children really enjoyed the workshops, and many were so excited about the ideas that she gave them that they wanted to continue writing their stories at home! It was a great day and she inspired us all.
Lou was fantastic. She had lovely props to help her to tell her story. It was interactive for the children and they were totally engaged in the story. She was mindful if their age and got them involved by teaching them a song. The children loved it. I would highly recommend Lou.
It was fantastic to have Lou in school - she went to all classes from Early Years to Year 4 and engaged with all of the students in a calm and lovely manner. The children loved listening to her stories and joining in with the activities and were excited and inspired to meet a real author!
We were delighted to welcome author Lou Treleaven to Codicote Primary School on Monday 9th March. She spent the morning working with our Early Years and Key Stage 1 children, starting with an assembly and then a series of workshops for classes, based on a number of her books. In the afternoon she read from 'Turns out I'm an Alien' to years 4, 5 and 6 and explained the process of writing a book from the initial idea to publication. The children were totally enthralled and all keen to continue reading the story to find out what happens. Lou was friendly, approachable and engaging - the children loved her and so did all the staff.
I have written sixteen books from picture books to middle grade, including