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

  • YA Shot, Uxbridge, October 2015
  • Write Here, Write Now project at Ellis Guilford School, Nottingham, 2015
  • UKYA and Children’s Extravaganza, September 2016, Newcastle City Library
  • UKYA Extravaganza, October 2015, Nottingham Waterstones
  • UKYA Extravaganza, February 2015, Birmingham Waterstones
  • Lincoln Inspired Festival 2015, Lincoln
  • Wolds Words Festival 2014, Louth                                                                                                      Writing for Teenagers Workshop
  • Humber Mouth Literature Festival 2014, Hull                                                                                Creating Characters in Conflict Workshops
  • Wolds Words Festival 2013                                                                                                                                                                                            School workshops
  • North East Lincolnshire Filter Festival 2012                                                                                   Visit, talk and Q&A session at Voxx Magazine, Grimsby


  • 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