Type of Artist:
DetailsPreferred age range:
The themes of both YA books means the audience can be anything from year 7-11. Have also worked with college and university students.
Maximum number in any one session:
Up to 30 us fine. Don’t mind any particular number for talk. Have done 700 for Hay Festivals once.
No of sessions per day:
Flexible. Don’t mind if they’ve booked me for the day.
Usually 45 mins to an hour for a talk and workshops to fit in during class time. Again, very flexible based on school needs.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Happy to go anywhere If overnight expenses are met. I will be based in London so that’s easiest but happy to travel.
Train, public transport.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Yes, through AAUK
A Beautiful Lie
Out of Heart
Praise for OUT OF HEART
Longlisted for the Carnegie CILIP Medal 2018:
“Lyrical and moving, this is an intimate picture of a small family coming to terms with their past and learning to fight for their future."
Talks, workshops, readings and themed activities. Flexible based on school needs.
An hour’s session includes the following:
1. Slide show and talk to communicate childhood dream to become a writer and the difficulty of and the journey to becoming a full time author.
2. Reading from a chapter.
3. Short discussion points on the book’s key themes of family, death, community and art.
4. Question and Answer session.
Book signing for pupils.