For Teachers

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):
1-3: $60
4-7: $120
8-10: $180

Full day (up to 6hrs):
1-3: $90
4-7: $180
8-10: $270

Skype session (per 45mins)
1-3: $20
4-7: $40
8-10: $60

Travel costs of 70c per km may be incurred.