About the Author
Jasper Cooper is the author and illustrator of The Kingdom of Gems trilogy, a Children’s Fantasy Adventure Trilogy. He has visited many schools leaving behind a legacy of inspired children and enthusiastic teachers.
The demand for Jasper Cooper’s presentations has resulted in 60 school visits, both primary and secondary, over the last few years. He also gives presentations for conferences and literacy groups on Writing and Creativity.
“Visiting a school is a delight for me,” Jasper said, “I love talking about my writing and artwork, and enjoy the enthusiasm of the children. It is great to have the opportunity to creatively inspire them with their reading and writing.”
Having gained a degree in art, Jasper enjoys illustrating his own books. He also creates the covers for his books with his son, Joseph, 24. The combination of being a writer and illustrator enriches his presentation for the children to gain inspiration and enjoyment.
The presentation lasts about 1 hour and is rich with interesting things from video clips on the interactive whiteboard to a demonstration of the take off and landing of an albatross!
Jasper describes the very unusual story of how he came to be an author ‘by accident’. He reads from his book and discusses his creative methods of working. A display of his artwork, oil paintings and ink drawings, add another dimension to his presentation which is linked to the creative process. Jasper’s aim is to interest the children and inspire them to read and write.
Jasper is happy to speak address small or large groups, including an assembly and is very flexible to tune in with the needs of the school. He backs up his visits with additional material: eg posters and bookmarks. He offers a writing competition and will provide and present prizes on the day of his visit.
He will bring copies of all three books of his fantasy trilogy with him to sign and sell.
“Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. The talk really had a major impact… in fact one pupil came in this morning and produced a book he is now writing complete with a map of his imaginary land!”
Dominic McBride, Headteacher, St. Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Canterbury.
“Jasper's visual presentation was a particular highlight and the children were enthralled when he displayed his illustrations and maps on the large screen. When Jasper showed us his original artwork the children really felt they were becoming part of the magic! I would thoroughly recommend a visit by Jasper - he has the insight and knowledge to be able to inspire even the most reluctant of readers and writers!”
Erin Moon Key Stage 2 Co-ordinater, Chartham Primary School, Kent.
Candara's Gift is the Book 1 in The Kingdom of Gems trilogy.
It shot up to #1 on Amazon.co.uk on it's first day of release!
It is now also available in Waterstones throughout the UK.
Candara's Gift has had incredible reviews.
“I have been overwhelmed by the wonderful response from readers. Creating and writing The Kingdom Of Gems trilogy has been one of the most enjoyable things I have done. As soon as I started writing it, it took on a life of its own and grew from there.”
The Silver Well: Book 2 in The Kingdom of Gems Trilogy (Accounts of Candara)
The Glass Prison: The Kingdom of Gems Trilogy (Accounts of Candara)
£340 Full day
+ travel expenses/ accommodation expenses as necessary + VAT