Although I have written some chapter fiction and also create pop-up books, most of my books are picture books and my school sessions are centred on these.

A typical school visit day consists of up to four class sessions with optional assembly and book signing. Typical class sessions range from simple readings with reception classes to more technical “How a book is made” sessions for older children.

Skype Free virtual visits

You can find out more using the links below.

A typical day and individual
Assemblies and Class Sessions

How to organise a book signing
as part of an author visit

What to do before an author visit
Posters, book lists and other useful printouts
Skype Visits
Find out how I can virtually visit your school via the internet.



My current fees for in-person school visits are £450 for a full day, £300 for a half day or £150 for a single session (not exceeding an hour) plus travel expenses* and VAT.

Small Schools' Discount: I offer a reduced rate of £350 for a full day, £250 for a half day (plus travel expenses* and VAT) to state schools whose rolls are listed as 100 pupils or less on the Ofsted web site at the time of booking.


CLICK HERE to email me to enquire about an author visit.


The World Book Day web site has a great guide to organising an author visit.

Book Trust offer some good general advice about setting up an author visit.

The Society of Authors also offer a PDF guide to organising an author visit.

And author/illustrator Sarah McIntyre wrote this brilliant blog post with 25 tips for hosting an awesome author visit, which is also available as a checklist printout.

* Travel expenses are simply the cost of Standard Class train and taxi fare (if any) when traveling by train, while car travel expenses are calculated at the HMRC Simplified Expenses Rate of 45 pence per mile.