Author Visits

For Autumn Term 2020 and early Spring Term 2021 I have adjusted my author workshops to make them suitable for delivery online via Skype, and am pleased to offer a 40 minute workshop or brief talk followed by Q&A for £50. Please get in touch via the contact page.

Building a Hero Workshop (40 minutes)

Based around the idea of heroes in Arthur and Me, we look at building a character, giving them unique characteristics. We then take them on an adventure through a collaborative story-building session, showing how the characteristics we give our hero can be used in our story.

Animal Detectives Workshop (40 minutes)

Based around the character-building for Max the Detective Cat, this session starts with a short talk about how I developed the characters and story for Max, taking inspiration from my own pets and my experiences in the theatre. We then think about the characteristics of different animals and what character traits make a good detective. We finish by building a new animal detective character and setting them a problem to solve.

Skype Author Talk and Q&A (40 minutes).

I am also happy to do a more general talk about my books and writing, followed by a Q&A session.