Type of Artist:
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.
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."