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Virtual Author Visits

Conjuring up class creativity via crystal ball!

As World Book Day 2023 drew ever nearer it became abundantly clear that Sophie could not split herself into quarters to visit schools in Burnley, Staffordshire, Sheffield and Ribble Valley. So she conjured up plans for bespoke 'virtual author' visits, recorded from her witches hovel, enabling her to spend World Book Day with children from schools far and wide - with the aid of a crystal ball. These were such a resounding success that 'Virtual Author Visits are now available all year round alongside in-person visits - as authors are not just for World Book Day and witches are not just for Halloween!

'The video was fabulous and so motivating for the children. It was a magical day!' 'I will be using this again- it is the best I’ve done for WBD and this is my 28th year of teaching!'

'It was an amazing day!' 'They absolutely loved your book and were over the moon you’d dedicated it to them. When I shared your message they were over the moon.You certainly inspired them and the e-book brought the story to life with the beautiful illustrations.' 'The children loved the video which really hooked them in, we then listened to the audiobook and some of them read it out using props such as microphones.' Sophie was very touched to receive these beautifully written, thoughtful and heartfelt thank you letters from pupils in Year 6 at St Saviours Academy after their personalised virtual author visit and Q&A session.

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