Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Author Event

Karen McCombie

What a fun and inspiring morning children from Years 2, 3 and 4 had listening to Karen McCombie talking about her childhood, her favourite colour and what inspired her to be a writer!

Her main tip to the children was to keep a diary or carry a notebook and write down the things that happen to you or that you  overhear as the world all around us is our inspiration. Karen never leaves home without a notebook and spends a lot of time evesdropping on the bus or in her local cafĂ© which is her number 2 office!

Karen also explained to the children the different phases of getting a book published from the editor, who is like a teacher and corrects her writing to the illustrator who makes it pretty and helps bring her characters to life.

Karen has written over 80 books and is so excited each time she finishes one that she seems to forget how to speak as she has used up all her words in her writing!  

After her talk she signed copies of her new book, 'St Grizzle's School For Girls, Goats and Random Boys' which is the first book in a brand-new illustrated series about a Boarding school and is full of endearing characters and quirky humour.

Thank you so much Karen!

Thank you too to Stripes Publishing and Pickled Pepper Books who made this event possible and to all the parents/carers who supported us.

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