(My First Novel)


I explain how to get a picture book into print from concept to publication. This is propped with the original handwritten books I made as a child, photographs, my notebooks, original illustrations, manuscripts, contracts, foreign editions and prizes. This session includes additional several book readings and Question Time. This is a very popular talk as it can be adapted for any age group from Y1 upwards and has a top rating from Oftsted.


Running Time:

45min but can be adapted from 30-60 mins to suit timetable/age group.


Age Group:

Y1- 6. (Not suitable for reception or nursery)


Maximum sessions:

3 with ten minute breaks in between.



Classroom or hall
Equipment required: small waist-height table for props/CD player.



£300 x 2 Sessions



"Thank you for a really wonderful day. The children got so much out of it and came into school this morning still full of chat about what fun they had and to say hello to the clay Bog babies they had made."

Bridget Bull

Daneshill Prep School, Hook, Hampshire.


"Our children were truly inspired by Jeanne’s recent visit. They were buzzing for several days afterwards, and her books soon disappeared from our school library.
Jeanne read several of her books to us, and told us how she had become a writer, as well as the process involved in producing a book.
She was great fun, and was so patient with the children-whether dealing with our Foundation Stage pupils or our Year 6 with their slightly embarrassing questions.
Jeanne encouraged the children to send her their finished works-a real motivation for our budding writers!"

Debbie McLeod
Literacy Co-ordinator
Christopher Rawlins (CE) Primary School, Adderbury, Oxon