I live in Melbourne and would love to visit primary or secondary schools, or public libraries, for workshops or author talks.
I also visit London once a year Here’s where you can find my books in the UK. I’d love to bring The Other Side of Summer and I Am Out With Lanterns (both of which feature a British family) to UK readers.
In Australia my agents for speaking gigs are: Creative Net OR Speakers Ink OR Booked Out.
You will find Creative Net to be very reasonably priced (they don’t charge you a booking fee), and they have authors in all Australian states so please have a browse. Or Contact Terrie Saunders Creative Net Speakers’ Agency Ph: (03) 9416 4062
I am also with Speakers Ink, who are another agency with very reasonable pricing and a great selection of authors. You can see my profile here, including a brief description of my workshops and talks. Their contact details are: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 07 30408-INK(465)
Testimonial from Jacquie Kilkenny, Children’s and Youth Services Librarian, Boroondara Libraries:
“Emily kept a group of 25 children enthralled, amused and engaged from beginning to end. It was a fast-paced, fun and productive session full of Emily’s humour and insights.”
Testimonial from Stephen Karabatsos, Teacher Librarian at St. Michael’s Grammar School:
“We were fortunate to have Emily present to our entire Year 7 cohort for Australian Book Week. We wanted an author that could deliver an informative and entertaining program on young adult literature and also explain the challenges and rewards of being an author. Emily’s presentation was visually stimulating and she continually interacted with the students. She set the scene early by explaining that she welcomed questions and this made the students feel part of the presentation. Our English staff were also quite impressed with Emily and also requested if they could use some of her writing strategies. It was refreshing to see an author engage with such a large audience and needlesss to say our students left with quite an impression. Overall it was a positive, professional and engaging presentation and we highly recommend Emily for any literary promotion or event you may be considering.”