When I first sat down to write my debut children’s book James and the Amazing Gift, one of the main aims was to help inspire a generation of young readers.
When my son J was born, within weeks I started reading to him. I have loved watching his love of books, stories and characters grow with him. From tentative turns of each page, to requesting some of his favourites every night, it is something I’m keen to pass on to others.
So when I visited Copford C of E Primary School near Colchester in Essex, I was quite literally bowled over by one of the most inspiring and rewarding days of my journey as an author so far.
The day was incredibly special not least because of the enthusiasm for the tasks set, the questions asked, and imaginations running riot as characters were created. It was also hugely rewarding for everyone who took part.
Here are some of the images taken on the day, and I should mention that a special video will be uploaded soon to my YouTube channel. It’s worth subscribing if you haven’t already, so that you get the latest updates.
If you’re a teacher or parent and would like me to come along to your school for an author visit, please CONTACT me – I’d love to hear from you.