Due to Covid, I haven't been able to attend many schools to deliver author visits this year, which I've missed, as I love visiting schools to talk about books and creative writing.
On my last school visit, to Braithwaite Primary School, the teacher used the experience as an opportunity for the children to practise their writing by penning a report about it for the local newspaper. The one below was printed in 'The Keswick Reminder':
On Monday 12th October, Helen Haraldsen, a teacher and librarian from Keswick School, came to visit us for feedback on her next story. Helen is an author who has written a series of books called ‘Amber’s Pony Tales’. She came in to ask about the book she is writing now, called ‘The Dalmatian That Lost Its Spots’ for feedback and constructive criticism as it is aimed at children. Helen read some of the story to us and we gave her some advice. I thought it was brilliant. She showed us some different types of font for the front cover. My favourite part about Helen’s visit was when we were asked to choose a name for the wasp character. I thought of a really good name called Bombajohn!
My next school visit is at Stanwix Primary School in Carlisle. I'll be delivering my 'Tale of Two Shoes' session to Year 3 pupils and I can't wait!
I’m available for pre-Christmas author visits as well as 2021 bookings. My new book, ‘The Dalmatian that Lost its Spots’ will be out on 1st December. Sessions are available for years 1 to 6. To request more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m also running a competition for a West Cumbrian primary school to win a 2021 visit. Details are available on the competitions page.