I organise author talks and book launches ranging from intimate gatherings of around 30 guests to large evening events with capacity audiences of more than 300 people.

Recent guest authors I have hosted in Woodbridge have included journalist Robert Peston; novelists Margaret Drabble, Kate Mosse, Victoria Hislop, Sophie Hannah, Alexander McCall Smith and Deborah Moggach; Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger; children's writer Michael Morpurgo; comedian and presenter Griff Rhys Jones; cookery writers Diana Henry and Sabrina Ghayour; and antiques expert, Judith Miller.

I have also been engaged to host authors 'in conversation' for Felixstowe Book Festival, Flipside Festival at Snape Maltings, and the HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, and I have organised literary events for a local schools and as the Artistic Director for the Suffolk Libraries Bookfest in 2016.

In 2008 I was the Artistic Director for the first Children’s Book Festival in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Responsible for creating and implementing the concept, I devised four days of activities for children of all ages, and their parents. Many sessions were free and all were creatively run to ensure full interaction, participation and engagement throughout the community. Leading authors (including Philip Reeve, Nick Butterworth, Kevin Crossley-Holland and Meg Rosoff) presented at venues throughout the town. Supplementing the headline speakers there were launches of new books and authors, story playtimes for toddlers, a children’s comedian, storytelling trails around the town led by members of local amateur dramatic groups, and a dogwalking storytime by the river. It was an ambitious and varied programme which was professionally run and well-attended, creating a genuine excitement throughout the town.

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My forthcoming events

Monday 16th September, 1.00pm
at Woodbridge Library
The popular crime writer talks about France, food, wine and his village policeman
Tuesday 24th September, 1.30pm
at Woodbridge Community Hall
The celebrated author discusses his major new work on a legendary and dramatic episode in British History, the raid of the Dambusters.
Thursday 26th September, 7.30pm
at Browsers Bookshop
Novelist Nicola Upson imagines the life of the artist Stanley Spencer through the eyes of his housekeeper, Elsie.