I might be a celebrity journalist and author, with more than 25 books under my belt, but inspiring children is what I love to do the most. I really want to encourage the next generation to be avid readers and writers. I’ve visited lots of nurseries, primary schools and high schools but I want to visit more, so please get in touch by sending me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I do in-person visits all year round. My most popular dates are around World Book Day 2024. I am currently available:
Monday 26th February
Tuesday 27th February
Thursday 29th February
Friday 1st March
Monday 4th March
Tuesday 5th March
Monday 11th March
Tuesday 12th March
Wednesday 13th March
Thursday 14th March
Friday 15th March
For the dates above, I can only visit schools that are in Cheshire, Merseyside, Manchester, Wirral and Lancashire. If you are located elsewhere, I may still be able to visit on another date.
A typical day
9.10 – 9.40 KS2 Assembly – How I became an Author
9.40 – 10.15 EYFS & KS1 Assembly – Hedgehog Rescuers – A performance of my latest picture book
10.30 – 11.15 Y5 – Writing biographies session with writing task
11.15 – 12 Y6 Writing biographies session with writing task
1.15 – 1.50 KS1, Y3 & 4 – Pollyanne the amazing donkey performance. Set a writing task at end
1.50 – 2.10 Nursery/EYFS Which picture book is the best session (The Mermaid’s Wedding vs The Best World Book Week Ever)
2.15 – 2.45 Y3 and Y4 share their writing and we talk about our book
***During the day, we will work on aspects of a new book. The work the children produce will be combined with the work of other schools I visit for World Book Week and the book will be published in the summer term***
I began writing books 15 years ago and I’m the bestselling author of One Direction A-Z which reached number 9 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and spent three weeks in the paperback non-fiction 40. I’m also the author of Robert Pattinson A-Z which has sold more than 20,000 copies and which resulted in the creation of a successful best-selling series of A-Z books aimed at children and adults. As well as non-fiction books, I also write picture books and chapter books.
My books have wide appeal, boys love my superhero and rugby books, girls love my Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift books, everyone loves my donkey book and teachers in particular seem to love my Hobbit A-Z book! To find out more about my books, click here >
I have a MA in Professional Writing from University College Falmouth and was winner of the 2006 Write Now, Act Later scriptwriting award. I have also been the editor of the popular celebrity website so can share what it’s like to attend press coverages and go to a film premiere.
What teachers say:
Mr Jones, Cambridge Road Primary School, Ellesmere Port: “My year 4 class really enjoyed your assembly and classroom session. It was great for them to hear about your journey from writing rugby reports for the local newspaper to becoming a best selling author! Very inspiring and hopefully made them realise that they too could achieve this with a bit of hard work.”
What pupils say:
“Thank you for helping us with our A-Z book, I really enjoyed making it and it looks amazing!”
“I liked hearing about Pollyanne the donkey and acting out the story. It helped me understand.”