I write picture books, including Spaghetti with the Yeti, Pizza for Pirates and School for Dads, with my husband Adam Guillain. I often write in rhyming text and love exploring silly ideas! I've also written over 100 non-fiction titles for primary age children on subjects that include biography, sports, art theft, spies, vampires, animals, countries of the world and many other things!
I can offer an author visit that caters for children across a whole primary school. I usually focus on one of my picture books with Reception and Key Stage 1, getting the children to join in and act out parts - this is lots of fun! For Key Stage 2, I offer non-fiction based workshops tailored to a range of topics to help children write their own texts. In these workshops I show the children a selection of my books and talk about how I set about researching a new topic and write my ideas in my own words and for a specific audience. In a longer workshop, I can facilitate the children writing and 'publishing' their own books.
Please contact me to discuss the type of visit you are looking for – I'd love to hear from you!
"I just wanted to say thank you for such a fantastic day. You provided a range of exciting and engaging workshops across so many year groups. Staff were really positive about the workshops, saying how much the children enjoyed them."
Priory Rise School, Milton Keynes
I love writing all sorts of books, fiction and non-fiction. Here is a small selection.