I am available for school visits to talk about How To Be Brave and How To Be True. This talk includes a general introduction to the books and a look at some of the key themes such as food poverty (HTBB) and world war two (HTBT). We’ll also talk ducks, cakes, and a little bit about my writing process. Talks last approximately forty-five minutes and can be remote or in-person.
I am also very happy to talk with adult groups about children’s literature, writing, and academic interests. Basically books, let’s talk books 😊
Please use the contact form to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!
Are you unable to access an archive in North Yorkshire? Why not send me on your behalf!
I will look through materials for you and provide you with an annotated list of findings. This will include images (where available) of the source text, plus detailed bibliographic references and any other information you require. I charge an hourly rate and keep you informed every step of the way.
I am a tutor who teaches courses on creative writing, Blogging And Writing for Online Audiences, children’s literature, juvenilia, feminism, and depictions of gender in children’s literature. I’ve taught everyone from primary aged pupils to students in higher education and adults, and am available for one off sessions or longer commitments.
I’ve written for CILIP Update, VOYA, The Garden, Writing Magazine, Book Riot and more. I love talking about minoritised authors, the joys of public libraries, and the excitement to be found in historic children’s literature. But mainly, I just really love writing about books and figuring out their place in the world.
You can see samples of my work on my blog and contact me for further information.