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Francis Holland School, Sloane Square

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St Peter's School, York

My diary is open for bookings from January 2023, and I am pleased to be able to continue to offer virtual school and library visits alongside in-person events. I am based in North Nottinghamshire and happy to travel!

 

My Strangeworlds Travel Agency author visits are all about magical adventure, world-building and description.

I am a World Book Day 2023 author, expanding the Strangeworlds multiverse in a special £1 book. I will also be launching JAMIE - my first contemporary stand-alone novel - in March, focussing on persuasive writing, protest and pride in my JAMIE events.

 

I am very happy to provide signed bookplates and / or postcards for students where I am unable to sign books in person. I have a PGCE in Primary Education and an MA in Creative Writing. All events and visits are charged in line with The Society Of Authors recommended rate.

 

Please use the website contact form to get in touch, ask questions, and discuss your requirements. I look forward to meeting you!

For any festival or other speaking events, please contact my publicist, Dominic Kingston, at Hachette Children's Group.

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I am currently offering the following for whole-class / year group events, all of which can be tailored to your setting's specific needs. Please don't hesitate to get in touch or ask questions!

For The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, including World Book Day:

  • Events are best aimed at Year 4 - Year 7

  • Half day (up to 3hr) in person school visit with a presentation assembly, class-sized creative writing workshop/s based on worldbuilding, setting and description, and book signing - £400 plus expenses
     

  • Whole day in person school visit with presentation assembly, class-sized creative writing workshops and book signing - £600 plus expenses

For JAMIE:

  • Events are best aimed at Year 5 - Year 8
     

  • Half day (up to 3hr) in person school visit with a presentation assembly, class-sized workshop/s based on persuasive writing and book signing - £400 plus expenses
     

  • Whole day in person school visit with presentation assembly, class-sized workshops and book signing - £600 plus expenses

For any books:

  • 30 minute Q+A virtual visit - £70
     

  • 45 minute worldbuilding or persuasive writing workshop and short Q&A virtual visit - £120


     

For rates for adult teaching workshops, public speaking, festivals etc, please email
 

Testimonials

It was an absolute pleasure to have LD come and visit SNA as part of our reading festival last week. She was a great hit with the students, who were particularly interested to hear LD's author journey and hear about her creative writing processes. Many students were also really excited to chat with LD during breaktime and get their books signed too. Engaging, genuine and fascinating - LD was exceptional for an author visit and I'll be looking to book her again for the future.

-C. Warren, South Nottinghamshire Academy

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