Ellel St John’s CE Primary

I had a great time at Ellel Primary and managed to meet most of the children in the school during my morning there. We kicked the morning off with a Key Stage 2 Impossible Tales session where I encouraged the children to read lots, work hard on their writing and chase their dreams. I explained…

Amazing Marton in the Park

I was thrilled to bits to be invited by Marton Primary Academy to tell some stories at an outdoor event at Stanley Park, Blackpool. The school had different areas where children could take part in lots of fun activities. My storytelling fitted into the ‘Literacy Zone’. Over the course of the morning, I shared three…

Northfleet Library Visit

I was fortunate enough to be invited to Northfleet Library to share Impossible Tales with the Year 5 and 6 pupils from Flakefleet Primary. This was the 50th Impossible Tales school session so it was a bit of a landmark occasion. I shared the story behind the book and explained the process involved from the…

Cleveleys Library Author Visit

I had a great afternoon at Cleveleys Library where I shared Impossible Tales with lots of young library members and their adults. The children listened ever so well as I explained how the book was written and read three extracts. I encouraged the children to read lots and chase their dreams and some of them…

Poulton Library Author Visit

I made my Poulton Library author debut this afternoon and loved every minute of it. It felt a bit strange as I used to go there as a kid many years ago, so to return as a writer was mind-blowing! Lots of children turned up with their adults to find out how Impossible Tales was…

July/August Public Events

Just checked the diary for July and August and there are a few public events already booked in. The main events are posted below: Saturday 11th July 11:30am and 1:30pm Storytelling at Lytham Arts Festival (Lytham Library) Tuesday 28th July 2pm Impossible Tales! at Poulton Library Thursday 13th August 2pm Impossible Tales! at Cleveleys Library…

Northfold Primary Author Assembly

This morning I visited Northfold Primary for the first time to share Impossible Tales and encourage the Key Stage 2 children to read and work hard with their writing. This was the 49th stop on the Impossible Tales book tour! I explained the process involved in writing a book from the first drafts right through…

Stanley Primary School Storytelling Visit

The second stop this morning was Stanley Primary. This was my third visit and I always love to return as I’m made to feel very welcome and the kids and staff are ace. I updated the children on Impossible Tales and told them about the new book which will be coming out soon. I shared…

Upcoming Public Events

Just checked the diary for July and August and can’t believe how many events are already booked in. The main events are posted below:   Friday 3rd July 11am Self-publishing talk with Karen Charlton at Central Library, Blackpool Saturday 4th July 1-4pm Storytelling at Wordpool Family Fun Day at Stanley Park, Blackpool Saturday 11th July…

St Kentigern’s Primary Storytelling Visit

It was fantastic to share the story of the Poolie with the Key Stage 2 children at St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary, Blackpool. The pupils listened extremely well and they came up with some highly creative and imaginative ideas about how the story could end. It was great to hear the children’s thoughts about what might…