Monday 16 November 2015

Author Visits: Ixworth Free School

Last month, I had the great pleasure of visiting Ixworth Free School as part of a visit to schools in Suffolk organised by reading champion Philip Daws.  I talked to children from Years 7, 8 and 9 about writing and books, and I read to them from my new book Phoenix.

I always enjoy visiting schools and meeting readers.  However, when someone says that one of your books changed their lives, that means more than anything!  So I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Ixworth for the wonderful welcome – and I'd like to wish you all good luck with your reading, and your writing!

We didn't have quite enough time to answer all the questions that everyone had, but if anyone would like to ask another question, or to leave me a comment about the visit or about my books, this is the place to do it!


Anonymous said...

hi sf said, you came to our school not that long ago at ixworth free school. When you came i did not have any of your books and i did not have any to buy one but when i got home i talked none stop about your visit and if i could get one of your books and eventually i got the phoenix it is amazing i cried when his mum got killed that was my favourite part.I hope you write a second phoenix i would love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

SF Said said...

Hi Lillie,

Thank you so much for your amazing comment! I'm so glad that you read Phoenix after my visit and enjoyed it so much. And I have to admit, I always cried whenever I was writing that particular scene, too!

I'm not sure whether I'll ever write another book about those characters. But I think all my books have a lot of things in common, so if you would like to read more, maybe have a look at The Outlaw Varjak Paw and see what you think?

Please give my best wishes to everyone at Ixworth – I really enjoyed visiting and meeting you all!