Events & Schools

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Scottish Book Trust website

Live Literature Programme – Scottish Book Trust

I’m now available to book for events via the Live Literature Programme at the Scottish Book Trust. My new author profile tells you all about my background and what I can offer.


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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018 – 22 August 17.45

I’m delighted to join Melvin Burgess and Steve Camden to discuss Coping with Change. Black Snow Falling is nominated for the EIBF FIRST BOOK AWARD – please vote for it! 


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EIBF website

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018 – Saturday 11 August 18.30

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be at EIBF on 11 August 6.30-7.30pm with the fabulous Alice Broadway, discussing all things Feisty Fantasy. Black Snow Falling is up for the EIBF FIRST BOOK AWARD – please vote!


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Edinburgh International Book Festival – 15 August 2018 17.30-18.15

I’m honoured to be reading for the Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers series, together with Suria Tei, chaired by Jenni Fagan.


Events and author visits in schools and libraries, age 12 + 

I’m happy to visit schools, YA and adult book clubs, libraries and take part in residencies and festivals anywhere in the UK. For schools and venue visits in Scotland, I can be booked through the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Programme.

Black Snow Falling provides cross-curricular themes. I offer:

  1. Interactive ‘Story of the book’ presentation, touching on the themes below, with images, video, readings from the novel. Themes include: feminism, sexism as prejudice, subverting masculine and feminine archetypal journeys, #HeForShe, fighting the ‘monsters’ of today, early science as ‘heresy’, fantasy, Jung and the shadow self / does evil exist?
  2. Creative writing workshops for S2+ inspired by the novel.

These are supported by inspiring activity suggestions.

Please get in touch to discuss what would work best for you.