Hi teachers! As well as being a children’s author, I’m also an illustrator, a numeracy & literacy tutor, and a primary-trained teacher. I work best with Year 5+.
School Visits: In my interactive and inspirational presentations we explore narrative (or report) structure, writing techniques (with a focus on deeper features), and being creative with our writing (the best part, obviously). I help make writing feel fun and approachable, especially for reluctant writers – as I was one of them myself! I always give plenty of time for Q&A.
For older students, I also present on publishing pathways, career advice, and how the publishing world (currently) operates – please specify if you would like me to cover this.
Some schools choose to follow up these presentations with a small-group workshop, in which students can bring a piece of writing they are currently working on for individual feedback on how they can improve their stories and bring flair to their writing.
Cost: I work on a sliding scale based on school Decile level:
Half day (up to 3hrs):
Full day (up to 6hrs):
Skype session (per 45mins)
Travel costs of 70c per km may be requested.