A busy week started with a trip to east Lancashire. The first stop of the day was at Spring Hill Primary in Accrington. It was my first visit to Spring Hill, so I was especially excited about sharing my writing adventure. During a fast-paced half hour presentation, I talked through the writing process and showed the pupils how Martin puts together the illustrations. I even put my story waistcoat on to share one of the Impossible Tales. The children were ace and it was lovely to chat and sign books afterwards. Big thanks to Mrs Hornby for organising the session.

After grabbing lunch, I headed to St James’ Lanehead C of E Primary, Burnley. It was my third visit to the school and I’m always made to feel welcome. It’s an ace place and it was lovely to share the new book with the pupils and they gasped and groaned in all the right places as I shared one particularly horrible Impossible Tale involving cow poo! I’d like to thank Mrs Gregory for organising the session.

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The final session of the week was at Mayfield Primary, St Annes. I’d been invited along to share More Impossible Tales with the Key Stage 2 pupils. The children at Mayfield are always brilliant and this visit was no different. They listened attentively throughout and it was a pleasure to share the new book with them and the staff. I’d like to thank Mr Jolley for organising the session.

Another week of school visits and over 600 children have shared the books. Hopefully each child has been encouraged to read lots, work hard during writing sessions and chase their dreams. Brilliant!