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Saturday, 14 March 2015

New Event Dates

Saturday 4th April - book signing at Altrincham Waterstones, 11am until 3pm.
Thursday 9th April - book signing at Wilmslow Waterstones, 11am until 3pm.
Friday 17th April - book signing at Manchester Arndale Waterstones, 11am until 3pm.
Saturday 18th April - book signing at Knutsford Waterstones, 11am until 3pm.
Looking forward to meeting friends old and new!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A Lovely Review from a William Fan!

Book Review by                            Anya

Title:                'Watchman William, Ghost Detective'

Author:           Diana Shaw

Illustrator:     Mike Phillips

Publisher:       Inside Pocket Publishing Ltd.

This fabulous book is mainly about two characters, Watchman William who is a ghost from the Tudor Period and a young boy namedThomas.
The story is set in and around Hardleigh Manor where strange and mysterious things are happening. Watchman William and Thomas set about solving all the crimes.
My favourite crime they had to solve was about the ghost who caused endless problems at Hardleigh Hotel. I enjoyed it as Watchman William dressed up as a lady called Mrs.Tudor -
 but he still had his beard!
The story kept me interested all the way through as I liked reading about all the clues and how he used these to solve the crimes.
I would strongly recommend this book as it is amusing, easy to read and it is written in an interesting way with all the clues he writes down.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

I give this book   five stars     


Children's Market - Nantwich Civic Hall

On Saturday 14th March I will be at Nantwich Civic  Hall from 10am until noon. There is a children's fair taking place and I will be signing my books.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

School Visits

During the week of World Book Day, I visited two primary schools.
At Birchwood Primary I talked to the children in KS2  about my books and the children asked lots of questions. Afterwards, Y3/4 joined in a writing workshop.
At Gilded Hollins Primary I spent my time with Y4. I talked about the books and answered the children's questions before introducing a writing workshop. The children worked in small groups and presented their ideas to the rest of the class.
I enjoyed both visits and I was very impressed by the children's enthusiasm for reading and writing!

Horace was shipwrecked on the rocks below Cockleshore Castle

Thursday, 5 March 2015

World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day everyone! Today I will be visiting Birchwood C of E Primary School near Warrington. Tomorrow, I'm off to Gilded Hollins Community Primary School, Leigh. I look forward to meeting all the children!