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Author visits

Love STEM? You’re in the right place!

Book me for a school or library visit today!

Looking for an engaging and interactive way to bring the love of STEM to your students? Look no further than my STEM author visits!

I offer a wide variety of sessions for schools and libraries, tailored to your audience’s age and interests. From interactive readings and STEM workshops to Q&A sessions and book signings, I have something for everyone.

Topics include:

  • The Human Body
  • Viruses & Vaccines
  • The Fantastic Future of Medicine
  • Astrobiology: the search for life on other planets

If you’re interested in booking me for an educational event, please refer to the information below.

Paul Ian Cross running a science session at Forest Hill Library

What I Offer

I’m available for school or library visits, panel discussions, festivals and book or STEM clubs.

I can customise my STEM presentations for different age groups and can offer workshops on STEM and storytelling for students in KS1, KS2, and KS3.

For assemblies specifically aimed at KS2, I typically provide a 45-minute session that includes a PowerPoint presentation, various interactive activities, readings from my books and ending with a book signing.

In terms of workshops, I provide hour-long STEM sessions for up to 50 children. These workshops will focus on how I use science to create stories rather than writing. I’ll also make time at the end of the session for a Q&A and a book signing if you are not booking an assembly.

Planning Ahead

To make the most of your author visit, it’s important to plan ahead. Whether it’s coordinating with your school or library’s schedule, or making sure that your audience is prepared with the right materials, a little bit of advance preparation can go a long way.

On the Day

On the day of the event, I’ll arrive ready to interact with your audience and inspire a love of STEM! I’ll be available for book signings and to answer any questions your students may have about my job as a scientist or about my books.

Please note, it is a requirement that all children are supervised by at least one teacher at all times, allowing me to focus on delivering my session(s).

After the Event

After the event, you can expect a follow-up email with any additional materials or resources that might be useful, as well as information about upcoming book releases and events. I’ll also ask you to provide your feedback from the event.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to bring the wonders of STEM to your school or library. Book your author visit today!


In terms of pricing, I offer a few different options to suit your needs.

For a single assembly or class-based workshop, the cost is £150 plus VAT plus expenses.

If you’re interested in booking a whole morning or afternoon, I can offer two assemblies or workshops with a break in between. The cost for this option is £250 plus VAT plus expenses.

In terms of travel, in general I’ll travel up to two hours by train from London, although I am happy to travel further as long as accommodation, travel expenses and subsistence are covered.

I also provide Virtual Events, conducted via Zoom. One-hour virtual sessions are only £50 plus VAT. What a bargain!

Contact Me

If you have any further questions or would like more details, please don’t hesitate to contact me here.