A visit to your school!
I’ve always enjoyed visiting schools and meeting my readers. I don’t do it that often, as I’m usually busy writing, so it helps if you book me early through my school visits agency, the very wonderful Speaking of Books. I’ve also appeared at many literary festivals, including Edinburgh and Cheltenham. I’m happy to consider invitations from overseas too!
“I read from my books and talk about writing and stories with the aim of showing children just how great reading is.”
I usually do three one-hour sessions on a school visit, depending on how big the school is. I read from my books and talk about writing and stories with the aim of showing children just how great reading is. I usually bring along my notebooks and manuscripts, and I’m always happy to answer questions – and I always make sure that the children enjoy themselves. I do much the same at library events and festivals – even if I’m talking to an audience of over 500!
“…and I always make sure that the children enjoy themselves..”
I have several more events lined up for this year…