Keep an eye on this page to keep up-to-date with events where you can meet Josie.

Part of the fun of being a children’s author is getting to meet young readers and their families.  Josie is available for author visits in bookshops and schools.  The visits are great fun for all involved.  As well as reading her stories to the children, Josie gets the children involved in art and craft activities based around one of her stories.  There might even be a treasure hunt with sticker prizes!

Or if you’d like to be inspired to create your own stories, check out the Workshops page.


“Kept children interested all the way through.”

14 March 2020

Josie will be reading stories for children in the Essex Book Festival‘s Pop-Up Storytelling Armchair.  Join her at 12.30pm on Saturday 14 March at Firstsite in Colchester for fun and interactive stories.

No need to book!

14 March 2020

Join Josie for an exciting Storytelling Workshop at the Essex Book Festival.  Using arts and crafts, children will create their own story characters.  Story scenes are imagined from natural materials and bringing them together are the words of the stories created on the day.  For children age 4-11 on Saturday 14 March 2-4pm at Firstsite in Colchester.

24-26 June 2020

Josie will be at the Little Legs Festival in Braintree for 3 days.  Join her 10.30am – 11.30am to hear Lum and join in with fun activities.  Then at 1.30pm – 2.30pm Josie will read Lum’s Mum followed by craft activities.  Perfect for your pre-schoolers.

When tickets are available for the Festival, I’ll include a link here.

28 June 2020

2020 is the 11th year of the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Vintage Fair, and this year, they’ve invited me to be a part of the event.

Join me for stories, arts and crafts, a treasure hunt and lots of fun!

29-30 August 2020

Maui Waui is a 3 day international festival of music, performance and arts. It is fast becoming one of the most exciting festivals in the area, pulling in accomplished and undiscovered bands and performers from all around the globe. Maui Waui focuses on an all-welcoming family feel with loads to do for children and adults, from watching world class bands, full circus shows in a dedicated circus tent, big bass dance tents, small upbeat bands and acoustic acts, cabaret and comedy.  There is a dedicated children’s area with so many fabulous activities and I’m thrilled to be a part of this with a story-time and craft session and an Imagination & Creation Storytelling Workshop.

Get your tickets for the Festival here.

September 2020

Chiswick Book Festival is held annually in September, with all proceeds being donated to charity.

I’m very excited to be part of the Festival in 2020.  As soon as I have more details I will add them here.

Frequently Asked Questions
Josie would love to answer any questions you have, however, please check below in case it has been asked before.  If you can’t find the answer you need below, please send an email to
How much is an author visit?

Josie charges £200 for a 2-hour visit or a Storytelling Workshop.  For a class of 30 children, this is just £6.66 per head.

Is there a charge for attending an external event with Josie? (E.g. library events or festivals)
Library events tend to be free of charge, however, if there is a charge or tickets need to be purchased in advance, it will be noted in the event details above.
How can I book Josie to visit my school or event?

Email with your details and she will respond directly to make arrangements.  Or simply complete the enquiry form on the Workshops page.