I love nothing more than spending time with teen readers. I find their energy, curiosity and honesty infectious. It’s the primary reason I decided to write for this age group.
With my standard hour-long school visit, I will talk about how and why I became a writer, the mistakes I made along the way, and what the day-to-day realities are of being a published writer. I will also (if wanted) do a reading from Shift, and then discuss the core themes around choice and regret, including getting children to think about the choices they wish they could undo.
As Shift was inspired by quantum physics, it’s possible that a visit could be arranged to fit in with exploration of fascinating and mind-bending concepts such as Schrodinger’s Cat.
I can also run a longer and more focused creative writing workshop, which aims to give practical steps in finding an idea then turning that idea into a story. Or, as I’ve worked as an advertising copywriter for 15 years, I can also give career advice on entering the advertising industry – suitable for year 11+.
Above all, I’m flexible to work with you to adapt to the needs of your school, your syllabus and your pupils.
If you would be interested in me doing at event, either at a book store or at a school, don’t hesitate to drop me a line.