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Author Visits

Author Visits

If you're doing School Assemblies, why not make one an Author Visit?!

An Author visit is a great way to teach kids about the process behind creating a book and for them to connect with one of the people creating it. They can ask questions, learn about writing, and get inspired to create magic of their own!

All of my picture books end with a positive affirmation, and I absolutely enjoy sharing inspiring messages with kids!

According to the National Literacy Trust, pupils who had an author visit this academic year:

  • Were twice as likely to read above the expected level for their age (31% vs 17%)

  • Were more likely to enjoy reading (68% vs 47%) and writing (44% vs 32%)

  • Were more likely to be highly confident in their reading (37% vs 25%) and writing (22% vs 17%)

I'm available to do library readings, school visits, readings to nursery groups, daycare centres, and church groups. I tailor the reading based on the age group. (Don't want three year olds wondering who the crazy woman with the powerpoint presentation is, or even worse, having milkshake chucked at it!)

What each session includes:

A short explanation of writing as a craft and writing as a profession, and the process of book publishing.


A reading from my book, along with a discussion of the themes presented (I like to incorporate this into the reading - Racism, sexism, diversity, history etc.)

Positive Affirmations - (let's face it, these kids are just as amazing as the people we read about!)

Question and Answer Session

Check out the infographic below to see how my visit would be compliant with the Reading Framework. (I'm DBS checked as well, btw.)





















Before the Session

- We could have a discussion about what the children have been learning (if it's related to any of my books. For instance, if it's Science Week, I could read from Women in STEM) and you can choose which of my books are to be read.

- I'll email a previsit order form with a link to to be emailed to the parents 4 - 5 weeks before so that I can get signed copies on the day.

(If I get more than 50 orders, I will waive the fees for the visit.)

After the Session

You will receive

- A Lesson plan booklet with cross-curricular themes, ranging from ideas for Group discussions, Group activities, to written activities.

- Pdfs of cut-and-paste activities to be done with the children after the visit. These are also at the back of the books

- Discussion questions to be emailed to parents so they know what was read and the themes we discussed, along with a post-visit order form for signed copies. (These will be delivered to your school a few weeks later.)

If your students wish to write to me, I promise to send handwritten replies!

Charges (plus travel expenses):

GBP 75 per session of 45 minutes

GBP 200 for 3 sessions (Half day)

GBP 50 for a Virtual Visit

P.S.: Per 50 orders pre-visit, a session will be free. Win-win)

An infograph explaining how Author Visits are in compliance with the Reading Framework



We were overjoyed at how interactive the assemblies were, and in turn, how engaged the children were. 

Although our school plans a decolonised curriculum, there were some important figures explored in the texts who we haven't taught the children about. In that way, it extended the school discussion around diversity, equity and inclusion.

English Lead,

Rathfern Primary School

Download the free Lesson Plan

(It can be customised to suit your students)


Cover of Women in STEM picture book

Let’s Work Together

Get in touch to book a visit or enquire about the process. 

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