Monday 15 October 2018

Author Visits: Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School

I'd like to say a very big THANK YOU to Jeanette Barber and all the brilliant students at Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School for the fantastic welcome they gave me when I visited them last week!

It was a pleasure to talk to Years 6, 5, 4 & 3 about writing and books, and to hear about their favourites.  There were some terrific young readers and writers in this school, and it was great to see that some had already read Varjak Paw or Phoenix!

There were many great questions – more than we had time to answer on the day!  So if anyone would like to ask me any more questions, or to say anything about the visit or my books – just leave me a comment below!

It was a pleasure to sign books at the end of the day for everyone who wanted one, and to see that people were already reading their books on the way home!  So thank you once again for a fantastic visit – and happy reading to you all!


ayame Fowell said...

Please please please write a sequel to phoenix as it is an amazing book 🤞🤞

SF Said said...

Thank you so much for your amazing message! It really means a lot that you enjoyed Phoenix so much. That book took me 7 years to write, but all the hard work feels worthwhile when I hear something like that!

I don't have any plans to write a sequel to Phoenix myself - but if you want to read more about those characters and worlds, I would be totally honoured if YOU were to write about them. I've seen some amazing stories based on my books. I believe that all writers are really just readers who take one more step, and write the stories they want to read themselves. So you can do this too! If you'd like to give it a try, here's a blog I made about writing that you might find useful - it compares an early draft of Phoenix with the final draft:

Thanks again, and best wishes,