Saturday, June 27, 2015

Welcome to a new reader

As a writer you always hope that your reader likes the book you've written. The problem is that you don't always get to hear about it if they do let alone see it. What a fabulous surprise to see these lovely photos of Callum Whyman reading the book his mum bought for him today at the school fair. It's the first of my trilogy, Aggie Lichen; Pilp Collector. He's already asking for book two and three! Fingers crossed he's just as interested halfway through. :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Visit to George White Junior School

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Last Thursday and Friday I had another great school visit. On this occasion I spent two days at George White Junior School in Norwich. During my time there I delivered workshops to Years 3, 4, 5 and an author talk to the whole of Key Stage Two. Fabulous talking and listening in groups resulted in some amazing characters being created.

Photos from author visit to Edith Cavell Academy

Just received an email from one of the schools I visited last week to say that some of the photos they took are now on their website. Have a look at me in (sort of) action.!galleries/c1byd

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Great author visit to Edith Cavell Academy, Norwich

Image result for edith cavell academyI had such a fabulous time visiting the Edith Cavell Academy yesterday. With an author talk for starters, I soon had Years 3,4,5,6 giggling at my silly antics. They seemed to especially like my story of being a reluctant KS1 teacher in Year 2 when I first thought of writing about stroppy teenage tooth fairies.

 Image result for edith cavell academyFollowing on from my third book, Hero Required, developing superheroes in workshops was next. I really loved the idea of one particular group who created, Superhero Happy, whose sole job in life was to make everyone in the world happy. I gave them a bag of 'character props' and one of the items was a keyring. On the back of it was printed Thanks for visiting. Using their brilliant imaginations, the group said that Superhero Happy captured unhappy people in the keyring. When they were happy he let them out and what they saw when they left was... Thank you for visiting.  A fabulous day. Thank you!