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I do talks at schools about books and writing. These vary from small group discussions of around ten people all the way up to auditorium-style talks to more than a hundred students. I can adjust the talks depending on the audience, but they are generally about an hour in length and cover: my books, writing in general, and encouraging the students to try creative writing for fun. The age range for these talks (and my books in general) is from year 7 upwards.
I am based in Reading, Berkshire. I don’t charge for school visits, but unless your school is very close to me, I would ask that you cover reasonable travel expenses. I would also ask for an opportunity to sell books to any students who might be interested.
Click here to see a post about one of my talks on a school website.
If you would like to arrange a school talk, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Talks, Book Fairs and Conventions
I also do talks for other events. These talks can vary from general discussions of my books and writing, to specific discussions on topics such as:
- Diversity in science fiction
- Strong female characters
- Writing near-future science fiction
- LGBTQ fiction
- Traditional verses self-publishing
- Writing for the young adult market
This is not an exhaustive list. If you want me to do a talk on a subject that you think might be appropriate, please do ask.
I would normally ask that travel expenses be covered for these talks, but I may make an exception depending on the nature or size of the event, as well as the distance likely to be involved. If you are interested in having me do a talk, send me an email with the details at email@example.com.
Blog interviews, guest posts, and articles
I am usually happy to do posts, interviews and articles for other blogs and sites. Here are some examples of ones I’ve done in the past:
- A guest post on representation for another blog.
- An interview for The Fem Literary Magazine.
- An article on gender and mathematics for Geeked Magazine.
- A video interview on The Science Fiction and Fantasy Network.
As with the talks, I can cover a range of topics so please get in touch if you would like me to write for you or take part in an interview: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m also interested in science fiction and fantasy authors who would like to be interviewed for this blog or who would like me to review their books.
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