Author Events


Chris has thoroughly enjoyed touring the UK visiting schools, libraries, festivals and basically anywhere he’s been invited, to talk about books, reading and writing. He has conducted countless fun and interative school assemblies and classroom workshops encouraging children to develop a love of reading and writing.

Unfortunately, for very obvious reasons, this has come to an end for the moment. Chris is not planning any in-person events until schools are ready to return to a much more normal situation. He is currently taking some bookings for virtual events, but because of various commitments, this will be fairly limited.

But we are all hoping that changes very soon and Chris is eager to get back out visiting enthusiastic readers once again and having a giggle with them.

In the meantime, Chris is still very keen to connect with teachers and classes via social media. So please feel free to ‘Follow’ him and pass on any comments or questions from pupils reading his books. He is on Twitter, Instagram and had an Author Facebook Page, but is happy to ‘Friend’ fellow booky people on his usual Facebook account too.

He organises his visits via Authors Aloud who provide great support in preparing for events. His Authors Aloud event page is here and his Virtual Event Page is here. Please click and investigate further if you are interested. But please keep checking back as his availability will change and events are being re-jigged to accommodate his new series of ‘Shinoy and the Chaos Crew’ books.

Chris has carried out events in the Roald Dahl Museum and Seven Stories (the National Centre for Children’s Books), he is a regular guest of The Northern Children’s Book Festival and has carried out several schemes for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency. He has also been a regular contributor to the Summer Reading Challenge.