I am an experienced editor and writer, and write book reviews, articles about reading and literature, readers’ notes and teaching resources for children’s books.
I have worked on many readers’ and teachers’ notes for books, including The Secret of Daisy Fitzjohn by Tania Unsworth, A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe, and The Snow Angel by Lauren St John.
Please contact me for further information.
Reading for Pleasure Consultancy
I am available for school talks to parents and carers of primary age children about encouraging their children to read; strategies for how to turn them into ‘readers for life.’
I also run INSET sessions on helping schools become ‘reading schools’, how to assist children in choosing books, and showing how ‘real’ books can be used in the classroom.
I chair author panels in a variety of bookstores, including Waterstones.
Bespoke Book Recommendation Service
I no longer have the capacity to offer a personalised book recommendation service.
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