"Underlying the whole enjoyable escape into these books is a series conservation message "
"The children left inspired about conservation."
Fun, Entertaining and informative talks and workshops at schools, libraries and book festivals countrywide
Presented at over 60 events in the last 3 years. Interviewed by BBC Local Radio
Joint host of Belle Books and Stories Podcast https://bellemedia.co.uk/belle-books-stories-podcast/
Tigeropolis is a Middle Grade, illustrated chapter book series, aimed at children aged 7 - 11.
A family of vegetarian tigers living in the foothills of the Himalayas battling to save their forest
The series is inspired by my long time involvement with conservation, the books were inspired by my first ever sighting of a tiger in the wild.
Children are fascinated by tigers and so my events tend to draw out a lot of questions, which are often a highlight of the day.
For more details on the books and characters see the Tigeropolis website: http://tigeropolis.co.uk
And for Younger Children
The Adventures of Captain Bobo - a Picture Book series aimed at ages 4 plus.
The stories tell of the adventures of Captain Bobo, his comic crew and his wonderful paddle steamer Red Gauntlet.
Based in London, but very flexible re travel - I also spend considerable time up in Scotland.
I am also happy to deliver on-line/remote sessions and workshops and to consider engagements outside the UK.
Fees - I support the Society of Authors' fee recommendations but I am also willing to work with schools on the basis of minimum guarantee book sales.
I have appropriate Public Liability Insurance through the Society of Authors and hold a valid Disclosure Scotland Cert.
Some recent reviews :-
The School Librarian Review Summer 2020
Literacy Coordinator - Hounslow Town Primary
"Thank you so much for visiting us at Colinsburgh, the kids had a great time"
Headteacher - Colinsburgh Primary, Fife
"The children (and adults) left feeling inspired and passionate about tiger conservation. We hope to work with you again."
St Michaels & St Martins Primary
"I cannot thank you enough ... you are a rare breed. It was a real pleasure to meet you."
Head Teacher, St Rose of Lima, Glasgow
Author of two children' book series: - 'Tigeropolis' (ages 7-11) Middle Grade - A fun series about a family of vegetarian tigers running their own wildlife park in the foothills of the Himalayas. 'The Adventures of Captain Bobo' (ages 4 -6) - Picture Book. The comic adventures of a captain, his crew and a magnificent old paddle steamer.