Bernards Heath Juniors Rocks!
What an amazing school visit I had yesterday at Bernards Heath Junior School. A big thank you to all the teachers, the administration staff, the fantastic school librarian, Mrs Parry and not forgetting the children.
You kids were really buzzing with lots of story ideas and joined in brilliantly with the assembly discussions and activities. I was very impressed!
I am sorry if anyone had to go home yesterday without their books, but I if you're reading this you will definitely get your book on Monday and I will be back into your wonderful school on Wednesday for any late orders.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about my visit and my books. Don't forget that if you want a reply you will need to contact me through a parent's email address and have their permission. Click here to contact me.
If you would like to review either of my books I would love to hear from you, or even better put your review up on Amazon through your parent/carer's account:
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Good reviews are really helpful to authors as they tell other readers why they enjoyed the book, remember not to give any of the story away though, (we call these 'spoilers') and I'll hopefully see you all again soon. Keep reading, keep writing!
What Am I Reading?
Of my How To Guide in Words and Pictures is out.
I missed it somehow, so I'm a bit late in sharing this, but you can view all four of my articles by clicking here: Words and Pictures
If you're a budding writer or illustrator I highly recommend Words and Pictures. It is an online magazine packed with loads of useful and interesting information about everything to do with Children's Literature.
Stationery Small Talk
I've been interviewed again - this time about stationery.
You can read all about it by clicking here: Papers Pens Poets Interview
Any budding Children's Authors and/or Illustrators out there?
If you are then I would strongly recommend you come to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's (SCBWI) Annual Conference. It is absolutely brilliant - I go every year. It is packed with loads of really useful and interesting speakers, talks and workshops. It gives you the opportunity to talk to publishers and agents in your quest to being published and there is tonnes of skills and knowledge sharing between authors and illustrators at all stages in their careers.
The conference spans over the last weekend in November (24 and 25th) and is held at the University in Winchester. You don't have to be a member of SCBWI to attend but if you do come I bet you'll be joining up afterwards! If you are serious about writing or illustrating for children it is a life changing organisation to be a part of.
If you'd like to find out more click here: SCBWI Conference
And we're off...
Today I visited Kimpton Primary School. Great visit with lots of creative story ideas coming from both Y5 and Y6.
September Book Deal
Alongside the 'Back to School' theme I am offering a massive 20% off all orders from my website. This offer is only open for September. It is exclusive to my website and is therefore not available from Amazon.
Please go to my buy books page and when you check out use the discount code: 5TORIE5
If you have any problems please contact me.
Happy shopping and feel free to pass it on!
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