I regularly visit schools, libraries, bookshops and festivals for assemblies, workshops and Q&A sessions. If you’d like to find out more about events, you can reach me here or via social media.
Really busy KS2 creative writing workshops today ahead of the school competition next week – completely forgot to take any pics – oops!
With my Book PenPals working on one of my favourite activities.
A mountain of books signed and ready for the book-loving Year 6 at West Hill Primary.
First session at the new Clapham venue of the All Write Now creative writing club – we’re doing twisted fairy tales this term – soooo much excitement.
All quiet – waiting for 120 pupils to come back after lunch at Ellingham Primary.
I grew up in the Highlands so visiting the lovely new library in Ballater was a real treat.
Very busy creative writing workshop at the wonderful Waterstones Uxbridge store as part of their summer activity programme.
Nearly the end of term but still time for my last few school visits. Great fun at the leafy London St Matthias.
Just a few spaces remaining for this event I’m co-hosting with author Sue Wickstead at the Festival of Chichester.
Amazing Creative Writing workshop at Brackenbury Primary – what a talented bunch!
The very lovely Natasha at Chicken & Frog bookstore in Brentwood before our Creative Writing Club.
Another bookstore signing – this time the super friendly WHSmiths in Chichester, and a rare appearance from my legs – I live in trousers. Can’t recall when I last wore a skirt!
Langley Green Primary, West Green Primary and Three Bridges Primary – hoping the teachers got pictures as with over a hundred children in every session I was busy 🙂 Great qs. Including what’s my least favourite food – it’s custard!
Loved meeting Year 4 at Milton Mount. First time I’ve been mobbed for autographs in the playground!
Year 5 at Hilltop Primary managed to catch a whole range of my strange photo faces!
Years 3 to 5 at Seymour Primary asked loads of brilliant qs. So many that I completely forgot to take a picture!
Crawley WordFest on Saturday 16 March 2019 was utterly buzzing. I ran workshops on book cover design, creative writing and badge making so it was a busy day. And one of the Dad’s made me a book cover for the sequel to Eternal Seas!
A gorgeous sunny spring morning at Chichester Free School ready for KS2 assemblies
And a lovely pic sent to me by a mum of her daughter and friend after today’s school visit. I just love getting pics like these. Shared with permission (of course).
What a way to start Book Week – assemblies for 240 children at Clapham Manor School.
And a grown up book signing involving wine!
Thanks to the lovely staff at WHSmith in Putney for welcoming me into their store.
My first school visit of 2019 was to the wonderful St Paul’s School in Chessington. Despite PowerPoint deciding to change my font so my name looks like Lexj (obviously pronounced Lex-J, like Jay-Z), it was a great afternoon with loads of questions from the years 3 and 4.
Last library visit of 2018 – York Gardens Library. This venue is special to me as I was involved in the campaign to save it from closure a few years ago.
Final school visit of the year – full assembly and two workshops for years 3 to 6 at St Saviour’s in December.
Preparing for the Sacred Heart Primary School author talk and workshop with Year 5 in December.
Author talk and art workshop at Battersea Library, SW11 in December.
Author talk and art workshop at Katherine Low Settlement Community Centre, Battersea, SW11 in December.
Falconbrook Primary School author talk and illustration workshop in November.
Book signing at The Drift Inn Cafe, East Wittering in October.
Book signing at South Kensington Books, 22 Thurloe Street, London in October.
Book signing at Clapham Books, 26 The Pavement, London SW4 0JA in October.
Crawley Library Author Show in October.
“Author Live” at The Fiction Cafe on Facebook on Sunday 9 September 2018 at 8pm (UK time). You can watch the replay here Fiction Cafe author live