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For extensive teaching resources for Toby and the Silver Blood Witches

For a short video to encourage reading for pleasure in your class


I love meeting classes virtually! Here is what I offer.

Please use the form on the contact page if you're interested in booking or finding out more.

WHAT: A thirty to forty minute video call (plus Powerpoint slideshow) with the author for upper KS2 (years 5 and 6). Using Zoom or Teams as preferred by the school.

WHEN: After 2pm



OPTION ONE - About the author and the book

  • A short talk on author background, inspiration, and the book's plot

  • An interactive activity on generating story ideas

  • An interactive activity on the language of the witches

  • A couple of short readings from the book

  • Q and A

OPTION TWO - Fantasy story writing workshop

  • Books about witches

  • Building a fantasy world - characters, clothes, buildings, food, language (plus an interactive activity)

  • Creating an atmosphere (plus an activity analysing a short passage) 

  • Q and A

COST: £50 (Includes two free signed books) 


Adventure, mystery, magic, witches, young carer, parental illness, bullying.


“Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your time on World Book Day: we all loved seeing you. The children were really motivated by your presence and learnt loads from the session. Watching my class, it was a range of children - from the budding authors to the reluctant readers - who were glued to your input and really engaged with the extracts and questions.” 

Year 6 Teacher, Rylands Junior School

"Once again, thank you so much for your virtual visit. The year 5s and 6s absolutely loved it. They loved hearing you read some of the story and being able to ask you questions. It definitely inspired them afterwards. I honestly don’t believe there’s anything else you could do - it was brilliant the way it was.”

Year 6 Teacher and Reading Lead, Scarning VC Primary School

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