Author Visits

What is an Author visit?


This is where an author comes to present to a class at the school one of the books they have written and then answers questions about the how’s and why’s of writing storybooks.
Meeting an author in real life and understanding why they do what they do, can help to alter how a child or young person see’s books and can
encourage a spark within them to enjoy a life-long love of reading!

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Why choose Martin Wallace?

Encouraging young readers and writers is a passion for the Izzy Explores Author. He is always looking at ways to challenge himself within his writing and that really comes across when he speaks with children about it.

Martin’s Izzy Book series deals in a colourful way with animals and wildlife. It also looks at problem solving and social contact. They are also rhyming books which encourage the children’s reading to find the correct points of emphasis and grammar.

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Please get in contact

and set up your visit today!

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Preparing for a Visit

It is preferred that the school are able to make the pupils familiar with the authors work, having at least one reading of one of their books.

Teachers often would ask pupils to write questions they might like to ask the author before the visit. Pupils asked an array of questions, everything from the expected “How do you get your ideas?” and “How long does it take to write a book?” to the career-oriented “Can you make enough money as a writer?” to the poignant “Do you think your stories help kids deal with tough times?”

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What does it cost?

Online – There is no upfront cost for the visit. We encourage the school to acquire at least 1 copy of 1 of the authors children’s books to use with the class. We also provide an order form for the school or the children to order the books if they are interested. Please get in touch for more information on how this can work.

In Person – There is no direct fee for the visit however there may be a small requirement for expenses to be paid dependent upon the location of the school. We encourage the school to acquire at least 1 copy of 1 of the authors children’s books to use with the class. We also provide an order form for the school or the children to order the books if they are interested. Please get in touch for more information on how this can work.