School visits

I’m happy to give talks and run workshops about writing and reading, as well as other book-related topics including book-blogging and reviewing. Please contact me if you would like me to visit your school, library group or book festival.

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Amber and Luisa World Book Day 2011
Newton Abbot College

I was an assistant at every meeting of the monthly Teenage Flicks book club at Newton Abbot Library in Devon. More details here.

I’ve also run a monthly Book and Creative Writing Club in the library at Dawlish Community College, open to all students.

I have taken part in the Exeter University based Exetreme Imagination Festival of Literature for Children and Young People, and the Appledore Book Festival.


Pilton Community College

  • School visits and April book club news I’ve had a busy time, with a brilliant World Book Day visit to Teign School – read all about it on their BBC news site! – and a great workshop at Pilton Community College in conjunction with Barnstaple Library and Daisi, who promote ‘arts inspired learning’. Huge thanks to all the staff and students involved. Meanwhile, ...
  • Publication month Diary of a Mall Girl is out next week and already shipping online! Read my post about Interactive Writing at Girls Heart Books. My next few months are full of exciting visits all over the country. I’ll try to post details here as soon as I can! In the meantime, here are a couple of the things I’ve ...
  • Torquay Community College visit I’ve just found a lovely writeup of my World Book Day 2012 visit to Torquay Community College. Huge thanks to all the wonderful students and staff! Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • World Book Day visits 2012 I had a busy World Book Day this year, with a great visit to Newton Abbot College. (See their gorgeous display in the picture!) It’s my fourth year in a row of visiting NAC on World Book Day, with my first visit being the publication day of Split by a Kiss. It’s practically a tradition… Read more ...
  • National Libraries Day visit to Coombeshead Academy In honour of National Libraries Day, I spent a great morning in a writing workshop with a Year 7 class at Coombeshead Academy. Find out more about what we worked on in my post at Girls Heart Books, and see me pictured in the Herald Express. Herald Express article. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Readathon launch at KEVICC I was recently involved in a school library Readathon launch.You can see pics of me in the slideshow below, and read more about it at the King Edward VI Community College site. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • KEVICC visit, Girls Heart Books, Bookhi and Steph Bowe I’m on Girls Heart Books following my recent school visit to King Edward VI Community College, with brilliant contributions from the students in answer to the question “Why read?” This was inspired by an interview with me at Bookhi. I’m also on teen author Steph Bowe’s fab blog as part of her Writing Bootcamp, with advice on ...
  • Holsworthy Community College visit Big thanks to Holsworthy Community College for a warm welcome today and loads of great questions! In case any of the students are reading this page after today’s visit, the links I mentioned during my talk are: Chicklish – teen book review site, and Girls Heart Books – group author blog. I visited Holsworthy as part of ...
  • I’m at the Appledore Book Festival Appledore Book Festival runs from 24th September to 2nd October 2011 with many wonderful book-related events. I’ll be there, taking part in the schools programme. Find out more about Appledore Book Festival. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
  • Wonderful World Book Day visits, 2011 In honour of World Book Day, 3rd March 2011, I recently visited lots of lovely schools. Huge thanks to the staff and students of West Exe Technology College, Dawlish Community College, Coombeshead College and Newton Abbot College for making me so welcome and sharing your writing with me, as well as your opinions on various books… ...
  • Half-term creative writing event at Newton Abbot library Title: Half term week Teenage Flicks creative writing event with Luisa Plaja Date: Thursday 24th February 2011 Time: 10:30-12:00 noon Description: Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to create your own book? Luisa Plaja author of Split by a Kiss, Extreme kissing and Swapped by a Kiss will be coming to Newton Abbot library to ...
  • World Book Day visit to Newton Abbot College In March 2010, I visited Newton Abbot College to talk about teenage fiction through the ages. See Strictly Writing for a quick summary of this talk, or download The Learner pdf and see Page 6.) From The Learner: Librarian, Ms Slade said “It is an honour to have such a close link with a nationally published author. The students ...