I’m taking bookings for online visits Spring/Summer 2023. Please note, I now request payment BEFORE the event. Thank you.

I am offering ONLINE EVENTS ONLY for schools, currently. I fully appreciate it isn’t quite the same as meeting in real life, but my writing schedule is pretty hectic for the coming months. So, by saving time on travelling it means I can fit in more of the short visits that teachers find seem to work well alongside teaching Letters From the Lighthouse, Secrets of a Sun King, or Escape to the River Sea.

I’m also very happy to arrange book sales and signed, personalised bookplates via trusty bookseller Bronnie at

Events can be via Zoom or Google Meet, and will work in small group, whole class or assembly-sized settings. Below are my fees and what I offer: 

  • 30mins Q+A  session- £150
  • 1 hr author talk on your chosen topic/book, short readings + Q+A- £275
  • 2 hr Mini School Visit- 1 hr author talk as above, plus 1hr creative writing session with a class-sized group) – £500

NB: these are fees for online workshops. All fees are subject to VAT. You will be charged VAT on your invoice.

Payment is requested in full BEFORE the event. You will be invoiced on completion of a booking form. Links to online events will be sent once payment is received.

My fees for in-person events are as follows and are in line with The Society Of Authors recommended rates:

-1 hour (author talk +book signing)- £300 plus expenses

-Half day visit ( author talk + book signing+ workshop)- £575 plus expenses

-Full day visit- £800 plus expenses (author talk + book signing + 3 workshops)

Contact me at:


My Qualifications

I have a PGCE in English and 18 years classroom experience. I also have an MA in Creative Writing. I have appeared at the Edinburgh, Bath, Cheltenham and Hay Festivals, and am a tutor for the Arvon Foundation on their creative writing courses for schools and adults.

3 thoughts on “SCHOOL VISITS…

    1. Hi Alison, what a lovely invitation, thanks very much. Do you have an email address where I can contact you so we can chat further about a possible trip? Many thanks + look forward to hearing from you, Emma

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