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Francis Holland School, Sloane Square


St Peter's School, York

Please note: I am currently only taking school and library visit bookings for the following dates:


9th - 12th October,

18th - 20th October,

27th - 28th November, and

26th February - 11th March 2024 - World Book Day itself is no longer available


For literary festivals and speaking opportunities, please contact my publicist, Dominic Kingston, at Hachette.  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.

  • Events for JAMIE focus on friendship, Pride, LGBTQ+ history, and positivity.

  • Stepfather Christmas events will be a fun look at story-telling, Christmas, and putting a new spin on familiar characters.

  • Author visits for ARTEZANS will focus on world-building, magic systems, and planning your storytelling.

I am a qualified teacher with a PGCE in Primary Education and an M.A. in Creative Writing. I have experience leading workshops and assembly-style events for classes aged between Year Four and Year Eight, and have lead creating writing workshops for adults and young people.


My rates for school visits are charged in line with the Society of Authors guidance:

  • £350 for a half-day visit. Maximum three hours, maximum two sessions and book signing to be structured as school prefers. Can include workshops and / or presentation-style events

  • £600 for a full-day visit. Maximum six hours, maximum four sessions and book signing to be structured as school prefers. Can include workshops and / or presentation-style events

  • Visit rates do not include travel and accomodation, which must be discussed and agreed prior to booking confirmation

Please get in touch via my Contact Form to discuss your requirements! I look forward to hearing from you!




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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