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. You can read some of my reviews and interviews at Books for Keeps too.
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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