New for 2012
In connection with The Girl in the Mask, I am now offering events on the early Georgian era. To include information on costumes, lifestyle and highway robbery. I bring a PowerPoint presentation with images to accompany the talk. I appear dressed as a Georgian highwayman in authentic replica costume and have hats, masks and cloaks for two students.
The workshops will cover some or all of the following aspects of Viking life:
The workshops typically last one hour.
A further hour comprising a creative writing workshop can be added to the above. In this hour the students would be encouraged to imagine the life of various Viking characters and to write a short piece from the point of view of one of them.
I have a background as a teacher, lecturer, translator and home-educator and am now writing full time.
My first book Between Two Seas was published by Oxford University Press in 2008 and was subsequently shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Branford Boase Award, the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award (children's book category) and the Hampshire Book Award.
My second novel, The Lady in the Tower, a Tudor tale, was published in 2009 and was also shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize.
My first Viking was published in 2010 and is called Daughter of Fire and Ice. I spent two months in Iceland researching it and have also visited York and in connection with my second Viking tale, due out in 2011.
Fees on application.
Other types of event (including Tudors) available. Please ask.