Author Visits

A great way to bring reading to life and inspire children.


A visit to most settings will be considered whether it be to a nursery, pre-school, school, church hall or village hall to name a few! I can visit in person or virtually.

Why an Author Visit?


It can increase children’s interest in books

Helps children understand how books are produced

Boosts the confidence of any aspiring writers

It is a fun interactive experience



Cost is based on distance to your setting. `Please make contact to discuss.

I request that in advance of the visit:

  • my book information is shared with parents/guardian’s
  • `a unique discount code for your setting will be organised for any sales through the website shop

I will offer a discount to the usual retail price 

    I am happy to sign any copies sold – for free

      interested? please make contact so we can discuss the visit further.

      Visit Details

      A standard visit can include the following topics, age dependent:

      The journey of becoming a published author

      What inspired me to publish my books

      A book reading

      Q and A throughout the session

      Fun activity (Optional and time dependent)

      For more information, please see FAQ below, or please make contact for us to have a chat about tailoring the experience that is right for your setting, and to check availability.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What age groups can the visit be tailored for?
      • I can tailor the experience for any age
      • My board books are for ages from birth, up to around the age of 3
      • My picture books are from age 3, up to around the age of 8
      • For older age groups the content will be adjusted accordingly
      Will your visit have different content for each age group?
      • All visits include a book reading

      • All visits include a power point slide tailored for that age group

      • The session is run based on the age of the children
      How long does each presentation last?

      A standard visit is around 45 minutes, the older age groups can be slightly longer.


      Will you bring along your books to sell on the day?
      • In advance of the visit, I request that info of the visit is shared with parents/guardians, along with the unique online discount code set-up for your setting, that can be used to purchase books through my online shop
      • Books can also be purchased on the day, although a pre-order would be ideal to avoid any disappointment
      • Books will be offered at a discounted rate
      • I would be more than happy to sign the books on the day for free
      • Any books ordered will be delivered to the setting on the day of the visit. Any books ordered after this date will be subject to a delivery cost
      What do you charge for the visit?
      • Currently the visits are £50 within a 20 mile radius, this can be a one of fee or through the setting ordering this value in books. This does not include parent/guardian order values

      • Outside of this distance additional travel costs would be chargeable

      What prep work do I as a setting need to do?
      • Please distribute information of the visit to parents/guardians in advance of the visit, along with the settings unique discount code that can be used on check out in my online shop
      • I will bring along the books to read 
      • I run the power point slides from my windows laptop. Please provide the necessary equipment to display this on a larger screen. If this is not equipment your setting has no problem, I can run through the same information without the slides
      Do you provide any posters of the visit?

      Yes, please refer to the link below where a printable PDF can be found.

      Download Poster

      Please make contact for us to have a chat about tailoring the experience that is right for your setting.

      Dates for the Diary

      Please note booking in advance of any of these dates is recommended to avoid disappointment:

      National Storytelling Week

      World Read Aloud Day

      World Book Day

      International Women’s Day

      World Story Telling Day

      World Environment Day

      National Poetry Day

      National Non-Fiction Month

      I am open to discussing with you how to tailor the experience to be right for your setting. Which includes times, formats, length of readings. For further details and availability, please contact me.


      I am fully DBS checked – Certificate can be supplied prior to the visit and I will bring this along on the day of the visit.

      The Books

      Read more about the book collection for young children

      Meet the Author

      Get to know Trudy Davidson and how she became the author