Contact Us

You can contact us via email, phone or book a chat with Ellie.

If you email, please let us know who you’d like to book, or if you’re not sure, tell us who the audience is and what you’re hoping to achieve and we will make a recommendation.  Please include where you are (location of your school) and an ideal time of year for your visit – please bear in mind that March is very busy around World Book Day!


Tel: 07931 929 325

I go back a long, long way with Speaking of Books, working first with Jan and now her daughter Ellie. There is a great tradition of putting authors like me into schools. It’s about children, teachers, books, authors, making sure everything clicks. It’s no easy matter to ensure that everyone is satisfied with the outcome but that’s where the long tradition comes in: all the potential snags and pitfalls have been foreseen.

Speaking of Books has become a cornerstone of my professional life supporting my work as a writer and writing or reading consultant. They are what has enabled me to make the connection with teachers and schools and I can’t think of anything I’ve done that is more important than that. So I owe them huge thanks for that.

Michael Rosen

I would heartily recommend Ellie Powling at Speaking of Books. She supported the NSPCC with a project which culminated with the charity visiting schools across the country, helping children understand and talk about sexual abuse. Her knowledge and experience in the educational sector means that she understands the challenges faced by schools, and their needs. It also means that she has a practical comprehension of what is needed to ensure that children in schools receive the right creative support and input too. This, combined with her background in the commercial world and her natural practicality, means that she is able to make a big contribution to any project she is leading, or involved with.

Helen Carpenter

Development Coach - (Formerly Head of Fundraising Cause and Content, NSPCC)

I have found working with Ellie to be a rewarding endeavour. Her decades of high-end experience, professionalism, and passion for our work together are unmatched and make her one of the best in the business, in my opinion. Ellie goes the extra mile for her clients and the empathy in which she conducts herself shines through in all aspects of her work.

She is exactly the type of person that I like to work with and is somebody I envisage working with for a very long time. “Oh your agent is lovely,” is a common statement made to me when I attend a booking that Ellie has arranged. She is a true credit to the industry.

Zohab Zee Khan

Wonderful day and early eve delivering workshops with Nursery - Yr2 @hsa_school and a parent talk explaining The Daesy Dialogue - a talking toolkit to promote emotional growth.

Contact @SpeakingofBks to book a visit with me.

#picturebooks #bigemotions #emotionalhealth

Wow! It’s always exciting when the delivery person asks what year you were born!!! 🍷

THANK YOU @KentCatholic for this wonderful gift! Unexpected but we are very grateful and they will be enjoyed. Looking forward to working with you again x

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