Type of Artist:
Author talks, workshops, assemblies, prize giving.
I love visiting schools and libraries and meeting young people. My talks are fun, creative and aspirational, and I use films, props and storytelling to bring my books alive.
I aim to make each visit special and to spend as much time as possible talking to children and answering questions.
Before I became an author I was an Advanced Skills English teacher and I have a wide range of experience working with children and young people.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Age 6 years upwards
Maximum number in any one session:
Up to 30 in workshop.
No maximum for talk.
No of sessions per day:
45-60 minutes for talk, including questions, plus time for signing afterwards.
Workshops can vary to suit your needs: from one hour to half / whole days.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if overnight expenses are met.
Train & taxi
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Hold PLI to £10,000,000.
The Land of Roar
The Jumpy Bumpy Feeling
Zoom to the Moon
There’s a Chicken in my Bookbag
Truly Wildly Deeply
Stargazing for Beginners
“A fascinating insight into the process of writing a novel… Pupils had a really valuable experience.”
– Diane Midghall, St. Richards Catholic College, Bexhill
“Jenny’s visit to our school was a delight. Jenny fascinated and enthused the students when talking about the process of writing and what happens to the brain when you read. She has become somewhat of a celebrity figure in our school and the prospect of completing a workshop with Jenny has inspired students to become writers themselves.”
– Kevin Hatchard, Heathfield Community College
"Jenny participated in the Bookchat Roadshow in July 2017. As part of an author panel she shared inspirational ideas and thoughts on reading for pleasure with an audience of parents and carers in order to help them support their children's reading habits. Jenny’s passion was infectious! She then delivered a workshop on her brilliant book Stargazing for Beginners to a captivated audience of Year 6 pupils, who were thoroughly engaged and entertained. I am so pleased she was able to be a part of the Roadshow and help make the event a resounding success!"
- Victoria Dilly – Bookchat Roadshow
"Jenny's session at our creative writing festival was perfectly pitched. Her reading was an entertainment in itself and in no time at all, she had all the boys laughing and writing. She always combines her teaching skills with her author experience to provide quality input and gets a great reaction from students of all ages. Thank you Jenny!"
- Jane Branson – Writing Festival, Heathfield Community College
"Jenny has been to our school many times now and every visit has been a great success! The students always respond really well to her warmth and enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoy the excellent creative writing workshops that she delivers. We are very much looking forward to having her back for World Book Day this year."
- Sophie Quinnell – Hillview School, Kent.
My talks are pitched to suit each audience and are funny, informative and aspirational. They include films, props, stories and interactive activities. There is always lots of laugher as I share my love of reading and writing with my audience. Before I became an author I was an Advanced Skills English teacher and I have a wealth of experience delivering creative and original talks to children and young people.