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Author visits can encourage and supplement literacy programs.

It is a wonderful opportunity to inspire creativity, expression and discovery.

Jacqueline enjoys school visits and has presented to school groups as large as 400. As a qualified workplace trainer and assessor she is committed to providing an inclusive and optimal learning environment. Her sessions have been developed to nurture imagination, a sense of adventure and wonder for all the world has to offer.

Jacqueline has been part of numerous literary events including the Canberra Writers Festival, the NSW Kids & YA Festival, the Noted Festival and events organised through The Children’s Book Council of Australia. She has toured her books internationally. 

Visits can take on a variety of forms. Please contact Jacqueline for further information and to discuss tailored sessions.

School Visits – Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary

Duration & Group Size: Sessions run for 45-60 minutes. Jacqueline is flexible with the size of groups. 

*Full day and half day sessions can be arranged where Jacqueline can deliver sessions to several classes. Please contact Jacqueline for further information and to discuss pricing for these sessions.* 

Talks may include:

story time readings and presentations

the world of literature – the importance of multicultural literature & diverse perspectives

the process of creating a book

the magical partnership between an author and illustrator

finding your authentic voice

rewriting and proofreading

meeting book characters

writing on topics that matter

Cost: $200 (in accordance with the Australian Society of Authors recommended rates of pay for author appearances)

*A complimentary signed book for the school library is included for schools willing to host a book signing (sending home order forms prior to the visit).*

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School Pack

The Charlie’s Adventures… school pack is a delightful substitute to an author visit. They are perfect for schools located in regional areas.

The pack includes a personally signed copy of the book along with extensive teaching notes and activity sheets. The packs have been designed to encourage learning through exploration, with an emphasis on cultural awareness, geography, values and mindfulness.

Cost: $50 (+ postage)

Please contact Jacqueline for further information and to discuss tailored packs and prices.


Have a first draft but don’t know how to improve it? Looking for support to strengthen your manuscript? Searching for guidance on the right publishing pathway for your manuscript?

Jacqueline offers pay per session one-on-one coaching that is individually tailored to meet your needs.

Contact Jacqueline for more details.