I'd like to say a big thank you to Milly Weaver and ChipLitFest, and to everyone at Acorns Primary School for the wonderful welcome they gave me when I visited them last month!
My visit was part of the ChipLitFest schools programme, which takes authors into local schools; I also had the pleasure of being part of it two years ago. I very much enjoyed meeting Years 3-6 in Acorns, and talking to them about books and writing. There were some great young readers in this school, with some terrific favourite books!
They had lots of questions about the writing process, and so I told them all about how Varjak Paw, The Outlaw Varjak Paw and Phoenix were really written. If anyone from Acorns would like any more writing tips, you can find some here; and if anyone has any more questions, or would like to say anything about the visit or my books, just leave me a comment below!
After the visit, this lovely piece appeared in the school's newsletter – you can read it in full here. Many thanks to Acorns, and thanks to ChipLitFest photographer Jenny Aston for the fantastic photographs!