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June

My first author visit

I’ve always loved writing and although there have been long periods where I was pretty dormant – thinking about writing rather than actually doing the writing (!) – I’ve always pictured myself holding a book with my name on it.

When my youngest son started school I decided to go from just dreaming about it to making it happen. But of course it took awhile.

Whenever I got rejections I always imagined myself standing in my sons’ school in an assembly telling them all about my books. It was an image that kept me going. I knew how much my sons would love it, especially after witnessing all the ups and downs along the way.

It was wonderful when I finally got the news last year that Piccadilly Press wanted to publish three of my books.

And today I got to do the talk I’d been imagining for so long. It was lovely sharing that with my boys in their school with lots of familiar faces.

It all started in the term my son walked into Reception and the first book – The Boy Who Grew Dragons – will be in our hands in his final term of Primary school.

It will have taken 7 years (and the previous 30 dreaming about it) to get there – but it was so worth it.

Thank you to all the fabulous kids at St Helens for making my first talk so much fun.

Everyone did brilliantly to survive the heat. I take that as a very good sign that if they are planning on growing dragons they will all be able to handle their dragon’s fiery outbursts extremely well!

Looking forward to many more school visits.

Here’s me all ready for the talk – with my little helper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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