Saturday 14 October 2017

Author Visits: James Allen's Preparatory School

I'd like to say a very big thank you to the brilliant school librarian Rachel Hickson and to everyone I met at James Allen's Preparatory School for the wonderful welcome they gave me when I visited them last week!

It was a real pleasure to talk to Years 6, 5, 4 and 3 about reading and writing – it was inspiring to see how enthusiastic they were about their favourite books.  Quite a few of them had already read Varjak Paw for their book club, and made this fantastic display:

They had some great questions about the writing process, and I very much enjoyed answering them, and then signing books for everyone at the end.  If anyone would like some more writing advice, here's a link to a blog post I made with my top tips.  

And if anyone has any more questions that we didn't have time to answer on the day, or would like to say anything about the visit or my books, just leave me a comment below!


Rachel Hickson said...

Dear SF, thank you so much for coming to JAPS for our Book Week. We loved hearing about the big, life-changing stories that influenced you as a young reader, and you also gave us some helpful advice about the importance of drafting and rewriting. You reminded us that as readers we can all be writers too and we should strive to be the best we possibly can be at something, and NEVER GIVE UP!. Mrs Hickson, JAPS Librarian.

SF Said said...

Dear Rachel,

Thank you so much for your kind message – and thanks again for organising such a wonderful visit, and for inspiring your young readers with such a great love of books!

With best wishes,

muhamud y6 said...

why couLdn't you stop reading when your mum told you to read the book?

SF Said said...

Dear Muhamud y6,

I think when a book is exciting, you want to keep reading, so you can find out what happens next! And this book Watership Down was VERY exciting. Here's something I wrote about it, if you want to know more:

With best wishes,