Palatine & Layton Library

The two previous library sessions had been great and I was excited about the final two Eric Appleby visits. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t willing to play along and I got up to torrential rain. I can’t thank the children and their adults enough for coming out in those horrible conditions to meet Eric and listen…

Shakespeare Primary

I really enjoyed my first visit to Shakespeare Primary, Fleetwood to share Impossible Tales. All of Key Stage 2 participated in the session which meant that over 200 children heard the story behind Impossible Tales. I talked to the children about the process involved in writing and editing the Tales and explained how the book…

Mega Monday

It’s not often that I visit two schools in a day but this week I managed to fit three schools in one day! The day started off at Clifton Primary in St Annes before I headed to Mayfield Primary just up the road. After grabbing some lunch I finished the day at St Mary’s Catholic…

Moor Park Library Visit

I’d been looking forward to visiting Moor Park Library to continue the ‘Eric Appleby Book Tour’ . Despite the terrible rain, lots of children and their adults still ventured out to meet Eric. I started the session by pulling on the story waistcoat to share an Impossible Tale. I love telling the stories and the…

Eric Appleby Visits Carleton Green Primary

I’d visited Carleton Green Primary in December 2014 to share Impossible Tales with the pupils so it was lovely to return to introduce them to Eric Appleby. After updating the children on what I’d been up to with the Tales, I introduced them to Eric. I explained how I came up with the story and…

Thames Primary Academy Visit

I made my first visit to Thames and it was definitely one to remember! Most schools ask if I’d like some music on as the children enter the hall and I usually jokingly ask if they have any Oasis. So far my request has been unsuccessful, but today on my 53rd Impossible Tales visit, my…

Freckleton Library Visit

I was really looking forward to my first visit to Freckleton Library after lots of successful visits to other Lancashire libraries in recent months. I started off the session by explaining how I came up with the eight stories which feature in Impossible Tales. I think the children were a bit shocked at how much…

Blackpool Central Library Visit

It was lovely to visit Central Library this week to share some Impossible Tales and introduce the young readers and their adults to Eric Appleby, the star of my new book. The session kicked off with the re-telling of ‘Junk from the Trunk’ from the first collection of Impossible Tales. I pulled on the story…

Eric Appleby: Library Tour of Blackpool

I’m thrilled to bits to announce that Eric Appleby will be visiting some of the libraries across Blackpool. After lots of diary checking and email correspondence, Blackpool libraries have agreed to host four author events in late October and early November. I am going to explain how Eric’s story was created and of course read…