Yes, I do go into schools, colleges, universities and festivals all over the UK (and beyond). If you'd like more information on how to book me for an event, please contact the lovely Anne or Naomi by filling out this form and click SEND.

Do fill in the info first - especially the dates you have in mind - as this really speeds the process along.

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Skype - Virtual School Visit

Being there in the flesh is always best, but sometimes it's just not possible - especially if you're in another country. If you have the tech, I can usually make time for a virtual visit to your school via SKYPE.

Highly interactive, with lots of props and books to hand, all direct from the POD (Place of Dreams) at the end of the garden. Fill in the form (don't forget the country!) and I will get back to you asap.

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I genuinely love to hear from you and I read EVERY email sent but the time has finally come when I have to admit I can’t keep up! It’s lovely to get so many messages from fans of my stories but the downside is that if I tried to answer every one now I probably wouldn’t have time to write any more books.

So, I have to be honest here. I will TRY to get back to you, but it might take a while. Or I might fail completely. Please don’t be offended if you don’t hear back. If you’re asking a question do check out the ABOUT ALI page which features answers to lots of the questions I’m most frequently asked.

And if you want to share your thoughts on my books don’t forget there are many brilliant review sites and forums on the web. If you write nice things about my stories on these I will be eternally grateful.

If you'd like to be kept up to date with happenings in Sparkesland (news, public events, book signings, Scribe Tribe young writers masterclasses etc) then please just click in the YES YES YES box.

You'll get an occasional email when there’s either a bit of news or a fresh update. Absolutely NOTHING else will come with it. Your email WON'T be passed on to a single other living (or dead) soul and you WON'T get bombarded with adverts for SuperPokemitty-OH! cards or GOG discs or NINSOBO PRISM MAGAZINE. Even if you want them. And you probably do. But NO. Nothing dodgy at all. Promise.


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