I give presentations on a range of subjects, and not just about writing!
Topics I’ve covered in the past include my trip to Ethiopia in 2004 (where Black Dove, White Raven and my series The Lion Hunters is set), research for writing historical fiction, fiction and flight, and how research and real life come together in writing an adventure story. Topics related to Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire include women in aviation, the role of women in World War II, and the women's concentration camp at Ravensbrück. I also run writing workshops and discussions. In this time of increased isolation, I am particularly happy to run online events.
If you would like to arrange an event and discuss fees, you can contact me directly through my contact form page, or via my agent, Ginger Clark, at gc [AT] cbltd [dot] com
Live Literature Funding (Scotland only)
If you are a school or educational organization in Scotland, you are probably eligible for Live Literature Funding (LLF) through the Scottish Book Trust. They provide half the cost of an author event based on an author fee of £175. They can also fund online events. They write:
"[These] events could take the form of a remote workshop; a podcast or local radio appearance; a short written resource; community engagement through notice boards or food parcel inserts – in short, anything that helps spread the positive impact of reading, writing and words remotely! If you have an event idea and would like to check its suitability, please do get in touch [with LLF].
"The fund will remain open for applications until 22 May 2020, with events to take place between 9 May and 1 September 2020. Click here to find out about deadlines, criteria and application details.
"This fund is limited and we encourage organisations previously awarded Live Literature sessions to use any existing funding to hold remote events before the end of December 2020. If you were in the process of arranging Live Literature sessions before Covid-19, then this is an option you can discuss with your contact at the host organisation."
photograph by Jonathan Habicht, courtesy of The Shuttleworth Collection