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Cashing inon the classroom

Going back to school might fill some writers with fear, but Simon Whaley chats to two writers who’ve cashed in on school visits.


Never work with children or animals, as the old adage goes. But if children are your core readership then you’ll need to talk to them some time. School visits are perfect for this. You have a captive audience (at least until the bell rings), and the teacher is around to keep order. Entertaining a whole classroom of children, if not more, is not for the faint-hearted, but a little preparation can go a long way. And, when you’ve done it once, you might find you enjoy it.

Catherine Cooper is author of the bestselling Jack Brenin series, of which the first book, The Golden Acorn, won the 2010 Brit Writers Award and is now available as a free ebook. She’s stopped counting how many author visits she’s made since she began writing for children.

‘I’ve been making school visits as an author since 2009 and on average I do a minimum of two a week,’ she says. ‘Some weeks are busier than others and my World Book Day usually becomes World Book Three Weeks! I estimate that I’ve made no less than 650 school visits.’

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