Holy Trinity RC Primary

I’d visited Holy Trinity in January to share the Tales and Eric so I was thrilled to bits to be invited back for some storytelling and writing workshops. The morning kicked off with a whole school assembly where I shared one of the Impossible Tales. I pulled on the story waistcoat to share the story,…

Strike Lane Primary

This was my first visit to Strike Lane and I was really excited to meet the pupils. As I hadn’t been before I kicked off the assembly by explaining the writing process involved in creating Impossible Tales. I shared an extract from Blown Away. Can there be a better way of starting a Tuesday morning…

Holy Family Catholic Primary

It had been a year since my last visit to Holy Family and I couldn’t wait to introduce the children to Eric and write with some of the classes. We kicked off the morning with an author assembly with Year 2 – 6. The children listened so well as I explained about the writing process…

Singleton Primary

The last time I visited Singleton Primary was somewhere around 1991. I was at high school and I went for a couple of weeks to get work experience. The school has changed lots since then but it is still a lovely place filled with cracking kids and fab staff. As this was my first visit…

The District C of E Primary

I had seen lots of great things on Twitter about The District so when the opportunity to visit came about, I jumped at the chance. Firstly, I met Mrs McFarlane who gave me a guided tour of both libraries and the outdoor reading facilities. I was shown around the ‘story shack’ which is used by…

Roseacre Primary Academy

This was my fourth visit to Roseacre. I’d previously visited to share Impossible Tales and been there twice for storytelling sessions on behalf of Blackpool Library Service. It’s a lovely place and I always enjoy returning. Roseacre is a large school so I had to share Eric’s story twice, firstly with Year 3 and 4…

Delph Side Primary Writing Workshop

The week got off to a flyer with a trip to Skelmersdale to visit Delph Side Community Primary. The session had been organised by Mr Holding who had invited children from local schools to come along to Delph Side to take part in the writing workshop. It was great to hear how enthusiastic the children…

Eric Appleby: Book Reviews

This week I received two lovely book reviews which had been completed by Charlie and Olivia. To say I was blown away would be an understatement. Charlie and Olivia had read the book as part of a school task. To hear they enjoyed the book so much made me feel so proud and excited. It’s…

Publication Day

I’ll never forget the day my first book, ‘Impossible Tales!’ launched in 2014. I can remember where I was, what I was doing and exactly what happened that special day. It was a landmark occasion and one which will be forever stamped in my memory. Well yesterday, I went through the whole experience once again…