More Details About School Visits and Author Talks

My School Visits

When you book me for a days visit to your school, you are booking me for 4 sessions and a book signing session if applicable)

The sessions could include an assembly talk of 30-40 minutes and 3 class talks or workshops of 40-60 minutes.

Or you might prefer me to spend the time with 4 different classes.

Please don’t feel tempted to split the sessions up as I am unable to inspire anyone to write creatively in twenty minutes. You need to decide which pupils you want me to spend time with. You can always book me for a second day if you want me to see everyone in the school.

My books are aimed at 8-12 year olds. My talks are interactive and include props. I am happy to put together workshops for younger pupils with advanced notice.

What does it cost?

My fee is £300 for a full day (4 sessions and a book signing) plus travel expenses from my home is South East London.
If you book consecutive days, the additional day(s) will be at a reduced rate of £250 plus expenses.
My fee for a half day is £200 (2 sessions and a book signing).


Payment should be made in advance, preferably by electronic bank transfer (details on request) or by cheque made payable to Ms J Franklin.


In the unlikely event that I need to cancel your event, I’ll do my very best to reschedule at the earliest date that suits you.

If you need to cancel, I would be grateful for as much notice as possible so I can offer the date to another school.

Cancellation by you with less than 48 hours notice, will be charged.

Professional memberships

For your information, I am a member of the following organisations

Society of Authors – SocA
National Association of Writers in Education – NAWE
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – SCBWI
Children’s Writers and Illustrators in South London – CWISL
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