What you can expect from an author visit if you invite me to your school, library or other venue.

My keynote is to be inspirational, and to bring an honesty and passion to the talks I give. In a one hour session I am happy dealing with any number of young people, and am flexible to the needs of the organizer. My aim is to enthuse, inspire and encourage.

I also offer talks or workshops for adults on historical novel writing, based on my novel FOR MY SINS about Mary, Queen of Scots.

I use stories, sounds and images to inspire creative thinking, I talk honestly and candidly about the writing journey and like to bring my own props along to create a candlelit atmosphere (health & safety, they’re battery candles). I am Writer in Residence at Castlebrae High. I am also a teacher, and a Creative Writing Mentor with the Scottish Book Trust.

I am currently offering:

workshops and author visits for 9-12 suitable for P6s & 7s

workshops and author visits for S1s – S3s

Educational/ creative writing workshops for any age group, including adults

Talk on Mary, Queen of Scots or historical novel writing

(You can download a Teachers’ Notes pack from Floris on either Chill or Shiver.)

How much does it cost?

My usual fee is £175 plus travel expenses for a one hour session, in line with Scottish Book Trust Live Literature suggested rates, but do contact me with details of what you have in mind and I’ll let you know my fee for your event. I can be flexible.




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