Bookings open for World Book Day and beyond!

One month till World Book Day!

My events so far include Zooming to a school in Saudi Arabia and running an interactive ‘Speak Out!’ session at a local library. Is there anything YOU would like me to do to support reading and creative writing in your classroom?

I am now taking bookings for the month of March and also for the UK summer term…

… and I would *love* to run a workshop or Q&A session or hold a reading for young people in your community. I offer special book sale prices and every child receives National Literacy Trust colouring-in sheets and a bookmark. Please contact me for availability and rates (which are flexible!). I can also answer any questions you have about seeking Scottish Book Trust funding to cover the cost of our event together. I can’t wait to hear from you!


“The children loved hearing all about Joan’s books, the inspiration behind them and the importance of reading for pleasure. What a day!”

“Well, that was a blast! An original, upbeat and informative session. The pupils will be talking about this for weeks to come!”

“Engaging and inspiring!”

Author and six children at Christmas tree with Tiger Skin Rug book.
‘Meet the Author’, Scottish Borders
Author signing books in school library
School library opening, South Lanarkshire
Screenshot of virtual event - author with readers holding copies of book.
Virtual library event, Taipei