One of the best things about being a children’s writer is meeting readers!

I offer paid school visits for P3-P5 (Scotland), KS2 years 3-5 (England & Wales).

My visit…

I offer a TALK for groups of any size. I begin by explaining how I became a children’s writer and we discuss what an author does all day! After a short reading from my book, we explore how to find the funny all around us and why I think writing funny books can help to change the world. There is also an interactive activity – with added monsters!

Book sales and signings can also be arranged.

If there are particular parts of the curriculum that you would like my visit to focus on to link in with your class activities (history, geography, poetry etc) then please just ask.

My fees are in line with the Scottish Book Trust rate for an author school visit which is £175 plus expenses. I am happy to travel throughout the UK.

Please note: schools in Devon, Buckinghamshire, Sheffield/Derbyshire and London – I am often visiting friends and family in these areas and would only need to charge for travel expenses from those bases!

To book me for a visit to your school, please contact my publicist, Namishka Doshi at Hachette Children’s Books. Alternatively, email me at

What they’re saying about me!

Justin really engaged the pupils. There were lots of laughs and he really sparked their imagination to read.’ Teacher, Lawhead PS, St Andrews.

What a super opportunity for the children to meet such an engaging author. Fostering a love of books early in a child’s life is such an important thing and Justin really hit the mark today.’ Teacher, Lawhead PS, St Andrews.

It was fun and amazing, he’s really inspired me to be a writer and to make books at home.‘ Pupil, Lundin Mill PS, Fife.

I enjoyed the visit because Justin was nice and told us things about writing that I didn’t know. The story was really good.’ Pupil, Lundin mill PS, Fife.

And here’s a fabulous book review from a pupil at St George’s School, Edinburgh: