AUTHOR ALLSORTS

A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

School Visits and You – advice from Robin Stevens

School visits are one of the strangest parts of an author’s job. Writing books? You signed up for that. Talking about your books at festivals? Not part of your dream author vision, but at least you’re standing in front of an audience of guaranteed bookworms. Talking about your book IN SCHOOLS, in front of a random group of children who might HATE BOOKS? Gulp.

But I am here to tell you that if you do it right, school visits can be not just OK, but absolutely brilliant. I promise! Just follow these tips …

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Washing Machines and Tears by Sheena Wilkinson

What colour were Belfast trams in 1916? How much did a doctor earn in 1919? How popular were heliotropes in the early twentieth-century garden? Who cares? I do. I’m a geek. I … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Clara Vulliamy: School Visits

I want to fly the flag for author school visits. Certainly, they take us away from our precious time at our desks; they take time to prepare and time to … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

School Visits – Bryony Pearce

First up, let me say that I am not an expert and I’m not claiming to be. I’ve been doing school visits for a couple of years now, but there … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Lazy Author’s Guide to School Visits

1. I once visited a charming school book group who all loved reading so much that they had imagined authors as god-like wonders who sat around on purple velvet thrones, … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

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