Schools

I’d love to visit your school!

Whether virtually or in person, I promise your class(es) will have lots of FUN!

Jen ‘zoomed’ into the entire of our key stage 2 (12 classes!) and had every child hooked! Children who ‘didn’t like reading’ were transfixed as she read from B.U.G. 1 and had every class in stitches. Jen answered questions from our children with honesty, humility and hilarity, then held a draw-along to inspire the illustrators amongst us, too. Jen has such an amazing influence on our children that every class requested a copy of B.U.G. 1 and had gone on to ask for copies of B.U.G. 2. Our reading ambassadors have also created a B.U.G. display and are eagerly awaiting book 3. Not only was the virtual visit fun and interesting, it was personalised and hugely inspiring. We can’t wait to have her ‘zoom’ in again!

Mrs Cryer, Oasis Academy, Henderson Avenue

Fancy an author visit?


1. Virtual visit


CURRENT OFFER!

A fun, inclusive, interactive 30 minute virtual visit suitable for any/all of your KS2 classes.

These sessions include:

  • An introduction to my comedy series (with an emphasis on how much FUN reading can be)
  • Readings
  • A summary of my writing journey (a message about perseverance)
  • A fun draw-along
  • Time for questions

30 minute virtual sessions are currently FREE if a school commits to buying some of my books*. Otherwise, a fee of £50 per half hour applies.

*10 books minimum. (Order forms will be supplied by my local independent bookshop, Ebb and Flo. All books purchased by children will count towards this target.)

For longer virtual visits, please contact me to discuss.

We had a virtual visit with Jen Carney in Summer with Year 4 and the children and adults loved every minute of it. Jen accommodated the fact that my class of 28 children had to self isolate on the day due to a confirmed PCR and so she had 2 x Year 4 classes, plus 28 children join her on the zoom and she did not bat an eyelid!  She read an extract from her 1st book – The Accidental Diary of BUG and kept the children fully engrossed for the 30 minute slot, which was the perfect amount of time for the children. 

Would I recommend Jen doing a virtual zoom book visit – 100%. It felt intimate and the children did not stop talking about it for days.

Mrs Dar, Little Ealing Primary School

2. In person visit

For in-person visits, I’m keenest to travel to schools in the North West area.
Due to Covid (and to save money on travel/accommodation expenses), virtual visits are currently recommended for schools in other areas of the UK!

A typical interactive, fun, inspiring workshop would last an hour and be similar in content to the virtual session (as described above) but would include an additional creative writing activity, additional audience participation and a signing session.

Workshops can be delivered to as many children as can fit into your hall and be able to comfortably participate in a writing and drawing activities!

Reflective of the Society of Authors guidelines, unless you require me to devise a bespoke workshop, my fees are usually £60 per 30 minutes, plus return travel expenses charged at 45p per mile.

Letters and order forms to encourage families to purchase books will be supplied by my local independent bookshop and any orders will be delivered prior to an event, or brought on the day.

Please use the contact form to express interest/enquire about author visits.
I really hope to see you soon! In the meantime, why not check out these resources that are free for you to use in your classrooms.