First week of October, and I've been over to tour schools in Guernsey. For those of you not too familiar with the UKs geography, Guernsey is one of the Channel Isles (the squiggly bits in the english channel between France and Britain). The place has got some incredible history attached to it...for example, a whole bunch of burial mounds that date back to neolithic times (approx 5-6,000 years ago), Napoleonic castles and Nazi gun emplacements and bunkers almost everywhere you look.
The week took me to seven different schools, and audiences ranging from year 6s to year 10s. And boy was it a blast! I love talking to differently aged audiences. From the younger audiences where I can have fun goofing around doing silly walks and stoopid voices, to the older ones whom I can talk about how RUBBISH CALL OF DUTY IS!!! (Not that everyone agrees with me ;)
I managed to get a whole load of cool snaps of the tour (if you were at one of those presentations, go check out xxxxxxpage and see if you can see yourself!). I'm looking forward to chatting with some of the students I met on the new forum here...and hopefully get to read some of your short stories and see some of your artwork.
Just want to say a big thanks to Elizabeth Hutchinson and her team from the Schools Library Service for inviting me over and looking after me so well. And a big hello to fellow authors Kathryn Cave and Ann Bryant who toured along with me. Can't wait to go back again!