I’m a confident engaging public speaker and event chair for both in-conversation and panel events, in person and online. If you want to bring me on board for an event, drop me a line.
June — Organised by Blackwell’s, I took part in an in-conversation event with Elle McNicoll to celebrate the launch of A Kind of Spark, since named Blackwell’s Book of the Year for 2002. The event will be uploaded online shortly.
October — I appeared as a panellist for Autistica’s Event Creative Difference: Exploring Art and Autism hosted by Dr Jonathan Green and featuring panellists Jane Elizabeth Bennett, and Sarah- Jane Bellwood, as well as myself. You can watch the panel here.
13th May — I chaired a panel about best friends in YA literature at Chadwell Heath YA Festival, interviewing Non Pratt, Alice Oseman, Mary Bello and Chloe Seager.
Throughout 2017, I judged a number of school events in conjunction with Hillingdon Libraries for Hillingdon Book of the Year for the three age groups. All good fun!
1st March: In conversation with crime writer Elly Griffiths at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham.
25th March: The Power of 3! I chaired an evening of discussion with Melinda Salisbury, Samantha Shannon and Lucy Saxon at Uxbridge Library, all of whom had just released the third book in their YA series.
26th November: Spoke on the panel “Who’s Buying Our Books” at the Society of Young Publisher’s London 2016 conference, from the perspective of a bookseller and blogger. The storify of this event can be found here.