The half term ended with a flurry of author assemblies close to home across the Fylde Coast.

First up was a visit to Singleton Primary. It was lovely to return to share ‘More Impossible Tales’ with the Year 3 – 6 pupils. The children listened beautifully as I explained the process involved in creating the book and they reacted perfectly to the Tale that I shared. It’s a particularly disgusting story so the more ‘ughs and ‘ahs’ the better! The session finished with a signing and it was lovely to chat a little more to the children. Thanks go to Mrs Millward for organising a super visit.

I hadn’t visited Shakespeare Primary, Fleetwood, for a couple of years, so I had a lot to tell the Year 3 – 6 children. After explaining who Eric Appleby is and what happens on his adventure, I shared the new Tales. The 45- minute session whizzed by and the children were fantastic. Before I knew it I had signed copies of all three books and it was time to leave. I’d like to thank Mrs Mather for coordinating the session. I had a fab time!

The final primary event of the half term was with pupils from Year 1 – 6 at Moor Park Primary, Blackpool. My last visit was during early 2015, so the children hadn’t met Eric Appleby. I introduced young Eric to the pupils and talked them through the new Tales. It was a superb session topped off by a book signing in the school library. It allowed me a little more time to answer questions and chat. Big thanks go to Miss Kirkaldy for organising and promoting the session.

Three more author assemblies with a combined total of nearly 600 fantastic pupils. I loved every minute!