Type of Artist:
Talks, assemblies, creative writing workshops, readings, Q&As and book signings.
Hello! I offer talks and assemblies for large groups about the Adventures on Trains series and what it’s like being an author. These include a reading and time for questions.
I also offer creative writing workshops for smaller groups – usually these are focused on writing mystery stories, or writing about journeys.
DetailsPreferred age range:
My assemblies are most appropriate for ages 12 and under.
My workshops are most appropriate for years 3 – 7.
Maximum number in any one session:
There is no maximum size for assemblies. My workshops work best with no more than 30. Larger groups are possible but they will be less interactive.
No of sessions per day:
Max 5, including book signing, depending on session length.
45-60 minutes for an assembly, 45-90 minutes for a workshop. For signing, please try and allow up to 1 minute per child.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere in the UK if overnight expenses are met.
Public transport where possible
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
The Highland Falcon Thief, Kidnap on the California Comet, Murder on the Safari Star, Danger at Dead Man’s Pass
Sabotage on the Solar Express, Epic Adventures publishing February 2022
"WOW! What a truly amazing visit we have had from Sam today! His energy, enthusiasm and love of reading, writing and books were totally infectious and both the children and staff members loved his workshops. I cannot recommend him highly enough to others and we shall definitely be having him back in the future for different cohorts of children. Simply fabulous!"
Stamford Junior School, Lincolnshire