Chrissie grew up in Billericay, Essex where she spent much of her childhood seeking adventure and finding trouble. Described by her teachers as having a ‘lively imagination’, Chrissie always had a love of storytelling but was sometimes shy about writing her ideas down. With encouragement from her family, Chrissie eventually mustered the courage to put her stories on paper and found fulfilment in bringing her imagination to life through writing.
Chrissie’s An Alien in the Jam Factory, illustrated by Jenny Taylor, has been shortlisted for the Alligator’s Mouth award and the Sheffield children’s book award and was the Toppsta Reader’s Favourite of 2021.
Chrissie is also co-author with Cara Mailey of Cara’s debut children’s novel, I Got This, inspired by Cara’s experiences living with achondroplasia, which has been shortlisted for The Redbridge Book Awards.
Chrissie loves meeting young people and talking to them about their interests and aspirations. Passionate about inclusion and empathy, Chrissie loves talking at schools and festivals, sharing her journey from reluctant reader to author and inspiring young people to believe in themselves.
Check out Chrissie’s website: chrissiesains.com
The session will be focused on Chrissie’s books series An Alien in the Jam Factory: An Alien in the Jam Factory, Slugs Invade the Jam Factory and The Treasure under the Jam Factory.
Buy the books for your school up to 7 days before the event and we’ll make sure they arrive before the event (please note, you will need to check out the books separately to your tickets as we can not process event credit transactions and card payments in the same transaction).
We will send you a printable pdf with a link for parents to buy the book after the event via email in the lead up to the event.
Join Chrissie to find out all about the Alien in the Jam Factory series. Find out how the book ideas came about and join Chrissie in a crazy jam-making session followed by a draw along of Fizzbee. Then, you can ask Chrissie any questions you like about being an author, jam and the books.
Here’s the author with an introduction to the event to get your pupil’s excited about the event:
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