Being a school librian doesn’t give me as much time for author visits as I’d like but I try to do as many as I can! Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and/or find out my current payment rates.

Author Talk

This includes a discussion about covers, where I get my ideas from, the business of writing and what everyone needs in their creative toolkit. Depending on the length required and the number of students involved, I can include a creative writing element if desired.



Secrets, Lies and Murder: How to Write a Teen Thriller

What are the elements required to grip a reader and keep them guessing until the end? We’ll talk setting, slippery characters and how to come up with a twist


WHAT Schools SAY

“I cannot recommend Sue enough. She was professional and confident, at the same time as being approachable and caring with all the students. She was able to make even the most reluctant students write a range of opening lines and offered them valuable feedback on how to improve their work. In short, they all loved her and have already asked when she can come back.”

— Ratcliffe College, Leicester