I have a blast visiting schools and inspiring kids to read and to write their own stories.

I'm available for in-person visits in the North East of England, and further afield with travel and accommodation.

My writing is aimed at 8-11 year-olds, so my visits are best suited for KS2 pupils.

If you're interested in having me at your school/library/festival/space-station, please get in touch with me at teavaughan@gmail.com and I am happy to discuss any requests. 


I'm available for full-day visits.

These include an interactive assembly all based around Greek myth and how it has inspired me. It includes a reading, an introduction to my books, an interactive Greek myth quiz and an author Q&A. 

This is followed by interactive workshops with individual classes, where we work together to come up with ideas and turn them into three stories. For a full-day visit, I offer three workshops up to 45 minutes each.

All of this can end with a book signing, working with a local bookshop so pupils have a copy to take home.


£350+VAT for a full day visit including, plus travel charged at 45p a mile.


"When Tom Vaughan came to visit St Mary's Primary, Pulborough, we had no idea that we would end up becoming authors in the making ourselves! Together, we designed a crazy bad guy and Tom inspired us all to go away and get writing.  It was brilliant to hear about the process of writing and amazing to see an ACTUAL person who has written ACTUAL books!  Some of our aspiring writers even got to share their ideas with Tom.  What a fantastic experience - thank you Tom."

Seren Hatcher, Deputy Headteacher, St Mary's Primary School, Pulborough

"I can thoroughly recommend a visit from Tom;  he was engaging and funny! The class loved creating their own Supervillains, as well as having the opportunity to ask questions about the book and the writing process."

Jane Atkin, KS2 Lead, West Hill Primary, Wandsworth

"Tom was a wonderful visitor to our school. He inspired and entertained our children across the whole primary age range, telling the story of his journey towards publishing his first book, 'Bin Boy', bringing to life his cast of exciting characters and their adventures. In sharing extracts from his book, the children were encouraged to consider their own roles as readers and how this might influence their own approach to writing. Following his presentations to the individual classes, Tom spent time with the children discussing his writing and signing personal copies. This was such a treat for all the children."

Samantha Rudge, Head of English, St Christopher's The Hall School, Beckenham

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