If you would like me to take part in an event, please contact me. I love taking part in book festivals, talks, author events in bookshops and libraries, writing workshops, interviews and school visits. However, I have to fit these things around my family, our animals and writing.
If I can’t visit you because of the distance involved, we may be able to arrange something else. For instance, I could set aside a morning to answer emails or letters from a class of school children who are too far away to visit, or we can use Skype.
In addition, I have compiled three worksheets about my stories, with key stage categories AF6 and AF7 particularly in mind (helped by a friend who is a teacher). I can email these free of charge, even if you don’t want a school visit but want to use my books in class, so please contact me if you’d like them.
I’d like to attend events for free, but unfortunately travel is expensive, time is in short supply and I have to make a living. I’m self-employed, and I can supply a quote if you let me know your requirements. I don’t charge VAT.
HOWEVER, for the two months of May and June 2016 I will be doing local events and school visits of up to two hours for FREE to promote the new book, Katy’s Pony Summer. By ‘local’ I mean within approximately 25 miles of Lynton, N Devon. Please get in touch if you would like a free visit, as dates are getting booked up fast.
An event in Walter Henry’s Bookshop, Bideford
For illustrated talks I have a laptop and a digital projector, or I can bring a memory stick if you have audio-visual equipment installed.
I also have a large selection of toy horses, people and farm animals for storytelling, as well as a collection of hats (which are especially useful as a starting point for creating characters).
“I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit as much as we did. The girls could have asked questions all afternoon!” Elen Curran, Librarian, Francis Holland School, London
“Victoria Eveleigh came to Molland WI and gave a wonderful talk about her books and the inspiration for them. She had lots of beautiful slides of her farm, various animals and Lundy Island. All the ladies really enjoyed the evening hearing about how she works as a writer and the support from Chris, her husband, whose charming drawings illustrate her stories. Everyone agreed Victoria was one of the best speakers we have ever had!” Valerie Jackson, Molland WI Programme Secretary
“Thank you so much for coming to speak to both our Senior School and Junior School pupils on World Book Day for the launch of your latest book, Joe and the Race to Rescue. Your visit was a great success and enjoyed by everyone. We were all captivated to hear how you became both a farmer and an author and to see the slides of all the lovely Exmoor ponies! Our budding artists in school were pleased that Chris was able to join you for this visit. I think you will agree that some lovely artwork had been done in preparation for your visit…”Mrs E Taylor, librarian at Exeter School
“Our visit from Victoria was great. She took the children through a powerpoint of her life on the farm which kept their attention. Victoria made a point of relating her books to boys as well as girls, and it was fascinating to learn how much she uses real life experiences in her stories. Her visit went like clockwork – just as planned!” Russ Constant, form teacher, Class 5, Bishops Tawton Primary School
“Victoria Eveleigh & Hilary Bradt educated and entertained us with a brilliant double act, bouncing information and experiences off of each other. Two very different equine storytellers gave us insight into writing for children, travel writing and publishing. All in all it was a wonderful evening.” Marian Lloyd, Simonsbath Festival organiser
I love meeting readers. If you’d like to meet me, I’ll be at the following public events during the summer holidays (2016):
Wednesday 27th July: I will be signing books during the Exmoor Pony Centre’s 10th birthday party at Dunster Country Fair.
Saturday 6th August: Horse & Pony Authors at the Exmoor Pony Centre, 4 – 7pm. This is an Exmoor Pony Festival Event. The authors taking part are Sam Angus, Sue Baker, Vanessa Bee, Olivia Tuffin, Sheena Wilkinson and me.
Saturday 13th August: I will be signing books and making peg ponies at Waterstones in Barnstaple.
Saturday 20th August & Sunday 21st August: I will be selling and signing books at the Western Counties Heavy Horse Society Annual Working, Higher Biddacott Farm, Chittlehampton EX37 9P
Friday, 26th August: Event at the Moor Words Festival. Details to be confirmed.