I offer a limited number of free 20-minute virtual visits to schools every month. Visits can take place over Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, or another video conferencing tool of your choice.

Alternatively, my 1-hour sessions can be run as a virtual visit (see the main schools page for more information and prices)

As an experienced educator, I’ve worked extensively online over the past year, and I’m used to keeping students’ attention over a video feed. I use PowerPoint presentations, and ensure that every session is fully interactive.

What to expect

In your 20 minute session you can expect:

Interactive Book Reading (10 mins)

I’ll read a short excerpt from ‘Out of the Smoke’, with the students’ help! Using my PowerPoint slides, students will be assigned different characters’ lines to read in a short scene. I love to get students involved in this way, and it always ends up being engaging and hilarious (mockney accents encouraged!).

Author Q&A (10 mins)

One of the best parts of having a visiting author is the opportunity for students to ask questions: about writing, about books, about stories, and about what they can do to pursue a career in literacy. Especially in virtual visits, it helps to have questions prepared in advance; I’ll arrange this with you to make sure you get the most of of your visit.

Learning Materials

You’ll get access to a full range of learning materials to download and use in the classroom, including language comprehension questions, deeper thinking and analysis, and suggestions for activities.

Get in touch!

I’d love to hear from you, to explore options for a virtual visit or just to chat about books! You can use the form below to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!