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Sarah talks about her book

Author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald returns to CLV to thrill students with new book

JLV students rounded off the half-term with an author event with the prize-winning Irish author, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald who visited us to promote her newest book, A Strange Kind of Brave. In a departure from her usual big-hearted stories about family and friendships, Sarah’s new book is a dark and gripping thriller with a twist… Read more »

Author Lisa Thompson her talks about her career to our students

Author Lisa Thompson inspires students with her journey into writing

Best-selling children’s author, Lisa Thompson, visited the JLV on Monday to kick off the national book tour for her newest book, The Day I Was Erased. Lisa set out to inspire aspiring authors in the audience, describing her own career: from writing her very first (terrible) story aged 9, through working as a broadcast assistant… Read more »

Author Ross Montgomery showing his latest book

Ross Montgomery mesmerises students with Max and the Millions

We were delighted to welcome y5 and y6 students from Shanklea and Hareside Primaries to the JLV for an exciting author event with award-winning author, Ross Montgomery. Ross introduced his new book, Max and the Millions, by showing students a series of miniature carvings – some as small as the eye of a needle –… Read more »

Author Susin Nielsen reading from her book

Author Susin Nielsen visits CLV on her whistle-stop tour around the UK

We were thrilled to welcome award-winning Canadian author, Susin Nielsen to Cramlington as part of her whistle-stop tour around the UK to promote her new book, No Fixed Address. Susin spoke about her background, her childhood ambition to be a writer and her previous work in television, before reading the intriguing opening chapter of her… Read more »

Author Holly Bourne signing books

Mental health and the power of kindness: Author Holly Bourne talks to Yr10 students

Students in y10 were recently treated to a visit from the critically-acclaimed Young Adult author, Holly Bourne as part of her national tour. While Holly’s previous books looked at feminism and equality, her latest book turns the spotlight on mental health, friendship and the power of kindness. The main character in “Are We All Lemmings… Read more »

Cathy Cassidy talking about her book

Cathy Cassidy’s perfect ending to her book tour at CLV

Best-selling author Cathy Cassidy visited CLV last week as part of the promotional tour for her latest book, Sami’s Silver Lining. Cathy talked about the inspiration behind her books and her writing process – which involves a lot of daydreaming! Cathy also showed students how she uses mood boards to collect her ideas for new… Read more »