author visits

I am available to talk to your school or organisation about literacy and reading, self-publishing and the writing and marketing of children's books. I also love to visit schools, centres and libraries to read my children's books, run workshops or do interactive presentations.

For children aged 7 and under, I do interactive book readings; these run for 30 minutes.

For children aged 8 and older, I can do power point presentations on story writing and book creation. My interactive history session featuring Australian Story is very popular. These sessions run for 45 minutes.

Please contact me for current rates. I do offer a discount if a book signing can be hosted after my visit - or if order forms can be sent home with kids.

Like any professional, I'm unable to offer my services gratis unless the request falls under a charity event that resonates with me, and if I have the time spare. Please do make contact to inquire.

For visit requirements, please see below. I have Public Liability Insurance for A$10 million.

I am a regular CBCA visiting author for Book Week, have presented at conferences, have been a writer in residence and have taught a variety of workshops to both adults and children. I am an experienced, interactive and dynamic speaker, and have presented to groups as large as 400.

For an events archive, click here.

author visit requirements.

When visiting your school or organisation, the following would be warmly appreciated:

  • Confirmation of dates and session times, well in advance
  • School address, parking advice and clear directions to the front office/venue
  • A mobile phone contact in case of emergency
  • Readings spaced as closely together as possible, ie: either none or very short breaks in between (unless sessions run all day, when a half hour break for lunch would be lovely)
  • The children’s ages and number of students attending
  • A smartboard or projector setup in one space, if at all possible
  • Someone on hand with technical knowledge to ensure smartboard setup doesn’t go awry
  • A cup of tea would be lovely!
I bring a USB stick with me and arrive 15-20 minutes before presentation to set up.

Please email for current charges. If you are able to host a book-signing or distribute book order forms, I can offer a discount.

I have public liability insurance to $10 million. Please let me know if you require a certificate of policy currency.

what kids are saying.

I loved your presentation - very funny!

It was amazing.

I thought it was funny, like your books! They are cool books!

It was funny, fun and there was a lot of information.

You rock!

You are awesome. (insert pic of love heart here)

I loved your visit!!! I never knew history could be fun!!! I hope your writing career goes well and hope to see you back at our Yarra Valley Grammar.

You're cool.

I like your earrings.

Thank you so much for your visit. Best morning. Very interesting.

When you made your book, it was creative and interesting.

I like how you interacted with us.

I love your books. Hope you make more.

Your presentation was awesome!

You are a really funny person.

I love you.

I think your books are great, magnificent but for a younger age. Thank you for visiting.

I'm speechless, your presentation was great!!

It was good and wasn't boring at all!!

You're so funny.

I think your books are great but maybe you could make a few books for older kids. (Okay, I will!)

what grown-ups are saying.

Tania is a fantastic storyteller who won the adoration of our little ones at Storytime. We would love another visit! - Paul McDonald from The Children's Bookshop, Sydney

We want to thank you for such a wonderful presentation. There was a real buzz and I have had many lovely comments from teachers commenting on how engaging you were with the children and how responsive they were. - Heather Govender, Latham Primary School, Canberra

The [kids were] engaged with your brilliant presentation - Roslyn Woods, Namagdi School, Canberra

Your presentation today was captivating. You have such a lovely gift - thank you for sharing it! - Jaclyn Green, St Francis of Assisi Primary, Canberra

Many thanks again for the brilliant day that you gave to our students and staff – so many comments regarding your lovely way with the children. - Wendy Andrews, Yarra Valley Grammar, Melbourne

It was an absolute pleasure to have you come in and talk about your lovely book. - Steph from Black Cat Books, Brisbane

Teachers are always thrilled with Tania's presentations, and students talk about her sessions for days afterwards. Tania is always professional and is welcome at our school anytime. - Rachael Hind, St Monica's Primary School, Canberra