School Visits

Author school visit

Author Visits

Over the years I have visited a number of primary and high schools in my local area, namely Logan, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Redlands. Next to actual writing, visiting schools is my favourite thing about being a children’s author. In past presentations I have talked to students about a host of topics ranging from generating story ideas to developing unique characters, plus plotting, story arcs, pacing and more. I explain what’s it like to be a children’s author, where my own ideas come from, and how a book is published.

There is nothing better than seeing kids get excited about books and writing! I always leave a school exhausted (teaching is hard work!) but elated. It’s incredible fun.

Illustration Workshops

I’ve also run several illustration workshops for high school students, covering topics such as brainstorming character profiles to create interesting character designs, drawing facial expressions, different illustration styles and more. Students get to see lots of my work from concept sketches to final published illustrations, which helps them see just how much work is involved in every single picture!


If you would like to arrange an author visit or illustration workshop, please make an enquiry using the form below. Travel fees may apply for visits outside of the Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane or Redlands areas.

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