The Library Ladiez are taking a back seat today as we have three guest-bloggers, Jemma, Ellie and Sienna, who are going to tell you about our event with author Moira Young.
Moira Young, author of The Dustlands trilogy, visited Backwell School today. Me and some other girls were lucky enough to have lunch with this talented author, before the event. Moira Young is a unique writer with a style that can capture the reader from the first chapter. She draws on her own experiences and stories to write the adventures for her characters. This probably contributes to the fact that her novels are fast-paced and full of action, page after page. Moira isn’t just a fantastic author, she is an inspirational person. Before her career as a writer, she was an actress and an opera singer. Something within her kept telling her that she needed to write a book. Moira listened to that voice that so many of us ignore. Pure determination got her to where she is today, a very successful children’s author. I truly recommend reading Blood Red Road and the rest of the stories; you will not be disappointed! Jemma Yr 9
Moira Young was an extraordinary woman to say the least. I was so lucky to have the chance to meet her, let alone have lunch with her. She was so charismatic and the story of how she became an author was very interesting. Moira gave me a completely different view on how writing a story takes place. For her, the stories were formulated through dreams, ‘messages from the universe’ and her family’s past. I have tried many times to write stories using meticulous planning and every single one has been unsuccessful. Moira has inspired me to go about writing in a completely different way and to let it come from me. Moira Young is such a lovely woman and it was a great pleasure for a huge fan (me) to meet her! Ellie Yr 9
Moira was a big inspiration, and her answers to the many questions gave me better ideas on how to write the book I am currently writing. She answered questions better than any writer that has come to this school. She writes differently to anyone I’ve ever read. Very good choice of author Mrs Gibson! Sienna Yr 9