Type of Artist:
Talk and writing workshop
Sessions usually last about an hour and include a bit about me and my journey to become an author, a Q&A and a writing workshop.
DetailsPreferred age range:
My book is suitable for age 9+, so that’s my focus age range, however my writing workshops are suitable for the whole of KS2.
Maximum number in any one session:
Sessions are for individual classes typically max 35 children
No of sessions per day:
Max 4, two in the morning and two in the afternoon depending on travel.
60 minutes. Books will be signed prior to the event.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Ideally within a hour of Chester, but will consider further afield.
Car. 25p per mile
Potentially train, depending on whether it’s significantly faster than by car.
Please email us for details
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Murder in Velvet
"Sarah's visit to Boughton Heath Academy was a real treat for our pupils! Through her creative workshop, she kindled a love for reading and the written work which engaged and inspired the children. Sarah's warm and friendly approach made everyone feel right at home, and they left buzzing with excitement and a renewed passion for books. We can't thank Sarah enough for lighting up our day and inspiring our pupils - thank you!"
Jon Lenton (Principal)
"Thank you, Sarah for a truly motivating and inspiring Virtual Author Visit."
"We loved the introduction to your book, 'Murder in Velvet', the code breaking and the fantastic tips you gave us about planning and writing our own stories. We have loved using everyday objects to create our own story of secrets and can't wait to read the rest of your book! You are amazing! From all the Year 6 pupils at Grange C of E Primary School."
"Once again, thank you. The children are still writing... I think we have chapter books now 🙂"
Paula Whinfield (teacher)
"Thanks to Sarah for an inspiring virtual author visit. Her session had the children buzzing with ideas - so much so that nobody wanted to go out to play afterwards, they were all so full of enthusiasm to write their stories! Each lunchtime since, many of my class have turned up to the library to continue writing their books!"
"Hopefully, we'll have some budding authors of the future!"
Anna Vaughan (Teacher)
Prior to becoming a full-time author, I worked in a primary school for 10 years (the last 6 or 7 of those being in Year 6) so I have lots of experience in talking to whole classes and engaging with children.