My main books tell the story of a magic penguin named Fluffy - there are currently four in the series and each carries a message for the reader.
My books are aimed at primary school children and I have unique workshops aimed at each Key stage. At this time, these workshops are centred around the book I am working on - which is about a ten year-old girl who develops superpowers. But, can also include my other books - covering a range of topics such as; friendship, bravery, kindness and humility.
The workshops I offer feature a variety of different themes. The last one I held was aimed at encouraging children to consider what makes a person a superhero and also what makes a villain. We created a character in small workable groups, and the children discussed what would make a good story around this character. With Years 5 and 6, I also talked about the writing process, why English is so important, and how to get published.
I also host a competition when visiting a school, for example, the most recent winner created the villain for my new book and will receive a signed, special edition copy of the new book with their name in the 'Acknowledgements' section. Two runners-up each received a gift voucher for Waterstone's. This is something I would very much like to replicate.
My fees are in line with the Society of Authors' recommendations, although discounts are available on request.
As a new-added bonus, I now also offer children the chance to be published and become a full-fledged author before leaving school. I do this in conjunction with my publisher; Upbury Press Publishers Ltd.
I have written five books so far, four of them about a magic penguin named Fluffy. All of my books carry a helpful lesson/message for children; such as being there for their friends when they need them. I have a new book due out soon; the first in my superhero series, entitled 'Ultra-Girl'. I feel that female main characters are so important, especially as superheroes!