School visits are something I’m already quite used to – I’m often asked by teacher friends of mine to take in my collection of rocks and fossils during Science Week, or when they are studying Rocks, or planning a school fossil hunting expedition.
But the other week, when I was telling one of these friends about my book deal, he asked me to come in and run a writers workshop with the kids.
Now this was something really rather different from handing around a load of ammonites, so I picked the brains of authors I know who do such workshops on a regular basis, and I came to the conclusion that the best way for me to do something a bit different, was to tie in my workshop with one of the themes in my book.
So that’s what I did, and we blasted into space. I enjoyed it! I hope they did too!