More Impossible Tales – The Launch Tour

Blackpool Library Service has supported my writing adventure from the beginning. When I was starting out they gave me the chance to try out some of my stories and even asked me to share stories at the amazing Wordpool Family Day. I was thrilled to bits when they offered me the chance to launch my…

Lancashire Libraries

Over the last couple of years my writing adventure has taken me to many libraries across Lancashire. It was lovely to be invited along to share some stories as part of the Lancashire Reading Journey events. The children are challenged to complete lots of different activities over the summer, ranging from designing a book cover…

July Events

July was a hectic month! It started with an afternoon of storytelling at the Wordpool Family Day. I put on the storytelling waistcoat and shared stories with lots of fantastic children. It was lovely to return to Medlar-with-Wesham C of E Primary, Kirkham to write with Year 5 and Year 6. The children created some…

June Events

June was an extremely busy month and featured some memorable visits. The month kicked off with a morning of writing at Archbishop Huttons’ Primary, Warton. I spent time creating character descriptions with each class in Key Stage 2 and the writing the children produced was fantastic. It was my third visit to the school and…

May Events

May saw three school visits. The first was to The Grange School in Manchester where I worked with a fantastic group of students aged between 11 and 16. The pupils produced some great writing and it was a pleasure to visit. I made my first visit to Weeton Primary to talk to the whole school…

Chaucer Community Primary School

I’d visited quite a few schools in Fleetwood and it was lovely to make my first visit to Chaucer to share my books with the Key Stage 2 pupils. My author assembly is as much an inspirational pitch as it is about reading and writing so I started off by asking the children about their…

Our Lady’s Catholic College

Most of my school visits are to primary schools but I’m starting to get requests from high schools too. Mrs Newby, who works in the library at Our Lady’s, invited me in to work with a group of Year 8 students so I headed off to Lancaster with Eric. The afternoon session began with my…

All Saints C of E Primary School

I’d been invited to All Saints by Mrs Partington, the headteacher, to share some stories and write with some of the pupils. Tuesday morning started with a whole school assembly in which I shared my writing adventure. I read extracts from the Tales and Eric and showed the pupils the edited manuscripts. I don’t think…

Singleton CE Primary

This was my second visit to Singleton after an author assembly earlier in the year. The morning kicked off with a storytelling session with all of the children from Foundation to Year 6. I pulled on the story waistcoat to share Junk From The Trunk from Impossible Tales. Without leaving the safety of the school…