I enjoy visiting schools and libraries and talking to children. I also like it when they ask questions!
My rates are as suggested by the Society of Authors, but I can be flexible. Feel free to ask me about the charge and discuss, with no obligation. I prefer to do one session or half day visits – whatever fits in best with your school.
As a guide, I can talk to a school assembly, a selected year group, or go into different classrooms. I would read the story. I can talk about the whole process of a book’s development, from the first idea, the re-writing/editing, getting accepted for publication, working with the editor and artist (for a picture book). This can be tailored for Nursery children, Years 1,2,3 and also for older Primary schoolchildren.
If you are in the London area I would not need any travel expenses.
I am also happy to talk to any adult group that would like to hear about the whole process of writing picture books.