Events, workshops and visits


As well as being busy writing, I’m also currently a Writer in Residence at Newland School for Girls for First Story, and I’m also the co-organiser (along with Emma Pass) of the UKYACX events.

Here’s some other stuff I’ve done.

Festivals/Special Events



  • Wordpool Festival, Blackpool, 2017
  • National Writing Day, The Deep, Hull, 2017
  • Writing YA fiction, Writing Retreat, Red Herring Games, 2016
  • YA Shot, Uxbridge, October 2015
  • Write Here, Write Now project at Ellis Guilford School, Nottingham, 2015
  • UKYA and Children’s Extravaganza, Newcastle City Library, 2016
  • UKYA Extravaganza, Nottingham Waterstones, October 2015
  • UKYA Extravaganza, Birmingham Waterstones, February 2015
  • Lincoln Inspired Festival, Lincoln, 2015
  • Wolds Words Festival, Louth, 2014                                                                                                     Writing for Teenagers Workshop
  • Humber Mouth Literature Festival, Hull, 2014                                                                               Creating Characters in Conflict Workshops
  • Great Grimsby Literature Festival 2013                                                                                                            Author talk, disucssion and Q&A with author Rebecca Mascull
  • Wolds Words Festival 2013                                                                                                                                                                                            School workshops
  • North East Lincolnshire Filter Festival 2012                                                                                   Visit, talk and Q&A session at Voxx Magazine, Grimsby


  • Author talk, Storytellers Inc., Lytham St Annes,
  • Accomb library, York, World Book Day celebrations
  • Guest speaker at Head in a Book Event, Hull Central library
  • Guest lecturer at Grimsby Institute – Professional Writing Degree
  • Talk at Cleethorpes Library Readers’ Group
  • Waterstones, Grimsby – signing and author chat
  • Waterstones, Lincoln – signing and author chat
  • Waterstones, York – signing
  • Waterstones, Lincoln – Evening event with authors Zoe Marriott and Emma Pass – Heroines of Teen Literature

School Workshops

  • Caistor Grammar School, Lincolnshire
  • Cordeaux Academy, Louth
  • Ellis Guilford School, Nottingham
  • Gartree Community School, Tattershall
  • Humberston Academy, Grimsby
  • King Edward Academy, Spilsby
  • Kingswood Academy, Hull
  • Malet Lambert School, Hull
  • Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College, Louth/Mablethorpe
  • Nottingham Girls’ High School, Nottingham
  • Oasis Academy, Immingham
  • Oasis Academy Wintringham, Grimsby
  • Ormiston Maritime Academy, Grimsby
  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Alford
  • Sirius Academy, Hull
  • Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Sleaford

Skype Visits

  • Garforth Academy, Leeds
  • Ysgol Drffryn Aman, South Wales
  • Highgate Wood School, London
  • Keswick School, Cumbria