I love hearing from my readers. It fills my heart with joy to know that my stories are being read and hopefully enjoyed by children all over the place. I met Gracie at The Lantern School in Ely, Cambridgeshire. We had never visited that part of England before and I have to say Ely is absolutely stunning. The cathedral is enormous and so beautiful. It was wonderful to work with the lovely folks at Toppings Bookshop and such a pleasure to talk to the children at the school.
Gracie’s mum sent me her review of Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor and I have posted it here below and a gorgeous picture of Gracie with her books too. It was chosen to be included in the school newsletter. We should never underestimate the positive power of an audience for a child’s work. To know that what they have written has received a wide readership is so encouraging and makes the idea of being a writer so much more real. Congratulations Gracie and I’m thrilled that you love the book too.
Book title: Clementine Rose and The Surprise Visitor
About the book: The story is about a little girl named Clementine and her pet pig named Lavender. They have lots of adventures in their big house.
My review: I thought the book was funny, exciting and adventurous to read. My favourite character was Clementine. She is polite and funny. I loved the pictures in the book. The best bit was when the man’s wig fell into the fire. Gracie. Age 7