Author Action 2010 – 2011

To view the many recent author events in school click on Author Visits in the Tag Cloud, to the right hand side of the blog. For those in the pre-blog era, scroll below!

DON CALAME, May 2011

Don had students and teachers in stitches whilst reading a scene from his new book


Click here to go to his website where there is more!!

JASON WALLACE, February 2011

Jason impressed students reading from his first novel, with a great South African accent! We were thrilled to find his book, Out of the Shadows, on the Carnegie shortlist the following week.

Click here to find out much more on Jason's website.

Click here to find out much more on Jason’s website.








Graham Marks, Dec 2010

Graham battled with the trains and the snow, to get to Backwell. He told us all about his varied writing career, before promoting his new book,












Tony and Diana showed how they plotted their complicated story based on The Moonstone, using postcards containing each element of the story.


Read The Moonstone Legacy to judge their success.







JOHNNY O’BRIEN, September 2010

Johnny spoke to all Year 7s using real 1st World war artefacts from his grandfather’s loft, including this stuffed rat! His Jack Christie novels are still proving popular.

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