Virtual Author Visits

We are living in strange times for education, right now. None of us knows what capacity schools will be able to open in September, or whether they will be allowing external visits. To try to move with the times, and to continue offering what I believe to be a valuable and exciting education opportunity, I […]

Author Visit – Stimpson Avenue Academy

In these uncertain times, it was great to still be able to work with some amazing writers today. More able writers from four different schools gathered together at Stimpson Avenue Academy and we had a great day writing our own “choose-your-own-adventure” stories. I love many things about running workshops on this theme, not least the […]

Author Visit – All Saints, Lessingham

I can’t think of many better ways to spend World Book Day than in the company of wonderful children and their enthusiastic teachers. I was lucky to spend it this year at All Saints in Lessingham, working with children from Year 3 to Year 11. We had some lovely conversations on the writing process, their […]

Author Visit – Countesthorpe Leysland Community College

I had a great day today working with Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 children at Countesthorpe Leysland Community College. We talked about everything from how a book goes from an idea to publication, to how much an author earns and what careers are out there involving writing. All of the children were fantastic […]

Author Visit – Martinshaw Primary School

What a brilliant day today! I got to work with some amazing children from Martinshaw Primary School from EYFS up to Year 6. We investigated how a “choose-your-own-adventure” style story can help us think about the plot and the decisions we make as an author. Over the day, we wrote a collaborative CYOA story with […]