That’s Lancashire TV

When I started out on my writing adventure three years ago, I never imagined that one day I’d be sitting in front of TV cameras talking about reading, writing and chasing dreams. That’s exactly what happened at the studios of That’s Lancashire TV after I happily accepted their invitation to go along to do an interview.…

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…

Westcliff Primary

This was my first visit to Westcliff and I thoroughly enjoyed my author session. As I hadn’t visited before, I started off by getting the Key Stage 2 children up to speed with Impossible Tales. I shared an extract from Blown Away and the children laughed at all the right points which was a lovely…

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School

I’d visited St Teresa’s a couple of times to share the books and each time I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It was lovely to be invited back to write with some of the pupils. The morning kicked off in Year 4 where the focus of the session was character description. We started off by discussing…

St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary School

I’ve visited St Kentigern’s quite a few times  before so it was lovely to return for a couple of mornings to share Eric Appleby and write with some of the classes. Tuesday kicked off with a Key Stage 2 assembly where I introduced the children to Eric. I explained how I developed the idea from…

Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary School

My visit to Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary was a landmark occasion. It was the 100th school I’d visited during the 18 months since Impossible Tales launched in 2014! What a fantastic rollercoaster ride it’s been. The morning started with a whole school assembly where I pulled on the story waistcoat and shared one of the…

Lord Street Primary School

This was my first visit to Lord Street Primary in Colne. I’d been invited to go and write with the Year 5 pupils and do some storytelling. The morning kicked off with a whole school storytelling session in the hall. I pulled on the story waistcoat and shared one of the Impossible Tales. Even though…

Bispham Endowed C.E. Primary

I had visited Bispham Endowed a couple of times with my books but this was my first writing visit. The task was to create a short write about a nasty character called Bazza Simmons and the Year 6 group I was working with were enthusiastic and clearly loved writing. We started by reading an extract…

Barnoldswick CE Primary

I made an early start to head to Barnoldswick CE Primary for my first visit to the school. The morning started in Year 5. The pupils were keen to ask lots of questions before we started writing so I explained about my favourite book, where I get my story ideas from and what inspired me…

Northfold Primary

This was my second visit to Northfold as I’d been to share Impossible Tales last July. The children were as fantastic as ever and listened beautifully while I explained how Eric’s story came about. I think they were a bit shocked when I showed them all of the edited mauscripts. Hopefully they won’t complain the next…