I regularly visit Primary Schools across SE England and love delivering funny, inspiring workshops for KS2 children.
My debut middle-grade book BIN BOY was published by Scholastic in July 2021 and all my workshops and talks are built around the same character-led humour that is the hallmark of the book.
I am available throughout London and South East England to deliver everything from virtual workshop sessions to full-day visits.
A 30-minute sessions of my workshop called HOW TO BE SUPER FUNNY, which explores how I create funny, fictional characters such as silly supervillains, and touches upon some important elements of story-telling - all in a fun, accessible presentation with lots of popular-culture touch-points to help engage the children, followed by a Q&A.
Price: £60 for a 30-minute virtual workshop
Nothing beats getting out there and talking to school kids in person!
I'm available for half-day and full-day visits.
These include an interactive assembly with a reading, a talk about how I come up with ideas for my books, a story about my journey to publication and what it takes to be an author, followed by a Q&A. This is suitable for whole-school assemblies.
This can then be followed by interactive sessions of my HOW TO BE SUPER FUNNY workshop with individual classes, where work together to come up with our own funny characters and build a story around them. Suitable for KS2 classes of up to 30 children and runs for roughly one hour.
Alternatively, I love running STORY workshops for older KS2 pupils, looking at what a story is, what makes it work, and the important elements every story needs to grip its readers.
All of this can end with a book signing, working with a local bookshop so pupils have a copy to take home.
£250+VAT for a half-day visit including an assembly up to two sessions, plus travel charged at 45p a mile.
£400+VAT for a full day visit including an assembly and/or multiple sessions, plus travel charged at 45p a mile.
I write funny middle-grade books with lots of humour and heart. My debut book Bin Boy was released by Scholastic in July 2021, with a second stand-alone book due to be released in 2022. Described by Scott Evans the Reader Teacher as "a right laugh" and by Lou Kuenzler, author of Our Beautiful Game and My Family and Other Ghosts, as "a brilliant, bonkers, brain-burstingly funny book" it is the story of an unlikely superhero coming to terms with the death of his father and his new step-family.