**** I’m now taking bookings for my epic Ancient Rome themed events and workshops linked to my second Middle Grade novel My Family and Other Romans. More details here!****
Princess BMX is recommended by the Gender Collective and BookTrust. I hope these resources will help you smash stereotypes, defy limits and encourage reading and writing for pleasure.
WHAT’S MY STORY? Introducing Princess BMX a book about defying expectations.
Introducing Princess BMX: a short video I recorded for the Portico Library where I talk about my journey as a working class writer and encourage children to defy the expectations others try to put on them. Continue watching to hear me talk about my favourite inspirational settings in the North West.
PRINCESS BMX TEACHER GUIDE AND STORY TIME VIDEO
With writing prompts, discussion points and a detailed synopsis and author notes, this Chicken House reading guide contains everything you’ll need to enjoy Princess BMX in the classroom. Choose to download the accompanying sample chapter or play a video of me reading it instead.
CREATE A MAGICAL CREATURE INSPIRED BY THE WORLD OF BISCOTTI
Click on the link to go to #LitFilmFest where we talk about worldbuilding and invite you to create your own magical story inspired by Doreen the micro-unicorn and the fantastical world of Biscotti.
THE FEMALE EXTREME SPORTS STARS GOING TO EXTREMES
Meet Dakota Rose Tucker one of the many girls and women pushing themselves to extreme
sporting limits. Complete the comprehension question and then use your research skills to find out about other female extreme sports stars and write a newspaper-style article about them.
#BEMOREBMX RESILIENCE POSTER
Being More BMX is a key theme of my school visits. Here’s a downloadable image for your classroom wall summarising some of the key themes. Click on image to open then right-click to save.
WRITING TIPS FOR KS3 AND ABOVE COURTESY OF PORTICO LIBRARY
I was invited by the Portico Library to share some writing tips. The library runs an annual writing competition The Sadie Massey Awards that is open to schools and learners in the North West. These tips are suitable for KS3 up. They’ll also be useful to adult writers.
Here I talk about writing engaging characters and the relationship between plot and character.
Here I talk about editing and rewriting.
Visit my school visits page for more details of how I can support you in the classroom. All author visits and creative writing workshops include follow-up resources and you’ll also be provided with a Princess BMX teacher guide to support your creative writing and reading for pleasure. I frequently offer discounts to schools in Greater Manchester, Halton, the Wirral and Liverpool.