What Happens?


Virtual Author Visit

  • The visit is conducted entirely online
  • A class set of signed books are provided in advance (UK only)
  • Classroom support materials are supplemented by online videos and readings
  • The highlight is the author presentation and interview that takes place via Zoom/Skype/Facetime
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Session Format

# 1 Welcome

Video trailer and introduction to Samurai series

# 2 Reading

Online audio reading of extract from Samurai book

# 3 Challenge

A test of ninja observation and samurai word skills

# 4 Virtual Visit

Author Training: short talk on my life as an author, black belt martial artist and the samurai training I undertook to write the series. Followed by author interview: Q&A with selected students via Zoom, etc (preferred platform).

# 5 Samurai v Ninja

Online training sessions for the students: A journey of discovery into samurai, ninja and Japanese culture…
Explore exclusive online videos and take the ninja test!

# 6 Ninja Tasks

Post-Event Activities:  Follow-up classroom worksheet with quizzes, writing tasks and research projects related to the book. Links to author’s social media and option to purchase copies of the books.


A session lasts between 45 - 60 mins with online videos/activities, but can be adapted to any length required. 

The online presentation/interview is approx 30 minutes, depending upon requirements. 

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