Sunday 22 June 2014

School Visits: Highgate Junior School

I'd like to say a big thank you to Penny Casey and all the fantastic Year 4s & 3s for giving me such a brilliant welcome when I visited Highgate Junior school last month.  But I'd like to say an extra big thank you to Atyeo Thomas du Toit of Year 4, without whom the visit would never have happened!

Normally, I'm invited to visit schools by teachers who are doing my books with their class.  But this time, I was invited by one of the students, Atyeo, who'd discovered my books on his own, and then left me this wonderful message on the 'Author Visits' page on this site, asking if I'd come and visit:

I thought that sounded great, and was delighted to organise the visit through the school librarian.  It was a real pleasure to come and meet such brilliant readers, and to talk about writing and books.  I hope everyone has been enjoying their copies of Phoenix and Varjak Paw...  And if anyone else out there has read one of my books and would like to organise a visit – leave me a message, and it might just happen!