Where to start?
I have had such a busy World Book Day week, it has been incredible. Big shout out to all the amazing kids and schools I have visited this week:
STAGS (where my visit was featured in the newspaper)
High Beeches (where the giant inflatable dice got a puncture)
Beech Hyde (a school with the most wonderful atmosphere)
St Helen's (where the giant dice gasped its last breath)
Margaret Wix (where year 6 listened harder than ever before)
St Dominics (where I saw the most amazing costumes)
Aboyne Lodge (with wonderful children and staff)
I was asked some great questions this week like:
'If you could meet any other author alive or dead, who would it be and why?'
'What breed is your dog?'
'If you weren't a dog walking children's author what would you be?'
'Would you rather put your bare feet in baked beans or jelly?'
I got to write some wonderful messages (thought of by the children themselves to help inspire them) to children with unusual names whilst signing books. For example, 'Keep on dreaming...forever.'
I met some brilliant teachers, librarians, teaching assistants, heads, deputy heads, midday supervisors, office staff, but most of all KIDS! Entertaining, brilliant, creative, talented kids.
We created wonderful story ideas in workshops with hilarious heroes and angry antagonists and the sound effects during the assemblies raised the roof.
Now? Well now I sit back, and read all the wonderful competition entries that are streaming in, keep my fingers crossed that the readers of Jarred Dreams are enjoying the story (and not getting too scared) and look forward to any writing that might come my way.
Oh, and hope that everyone will vote for my book in the People's Book Prize!
Thanks everyone - keep the dog names coming...you have until 1.4.17
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