Organising an Author Visit
Please contact me by email giving your postal address and telephone number and if possible, your preferred dates for the visit.
I live just north of Bedford in the UK. I have travelled as far as China and Australia to talk about my work.
I’ll drive to schools within a 70 mile radius, sometimes further if the route is straightforward.
For longer journeys and visits to schools in the London area I travel by train.
Visits are more valuable if staff and children have read at least one of my books beforehand, so please introduce my books to your pupils.
I like my books to be available for children and parents to buy – and have autographed if they wish.
A local bookshop should be happy to supply books on sale or return. If that’s difficult I can put you in touch with a supplier. I recommend Roving Books, who will deliver books anywhere, bringing staff to sell and advise if you wish.
Or I can bring books with me, but not if I’m coming by train.
I give a discount to the school to be taken in free books.
Bookshops will usually do this too. Please ask!
Please, also tell your local library that I’m coming.
I always encourage pupils to borrow books from the library.
I charge a fee of £430 for 3 hour-long sessions (or if time allows, 4 three quarters of an hour-long sessions or more shorter sessions for very young children), plus travel and accommodation where necessary.
The fee for a half day varies depending on travel. A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure the booking.