Having checked out Qi Fang’s artwork and on the back of the success of ‘The Bucket’ my Publishers Pegasus Elliot MacKenzie have this morning kindly offered me a contract for my second children’s novel ‘The Bag’. It will be really good to see two on the shelves now and so I had best get to writing the third.
It also means that when I go into schools to do a book signing and story games hour that I will feel a bit more like a writer! Really looking forwards to the start of the school term and hopefully filling the diary with dates and events. If I could do just this for a living then I would be one happy bunny!
My aim in these workshops is to make it easier for children to understand how to write a story. So D J Cattrell is not just about books but about giving kids practical easy structures to understand all aspects of stories and how important they are in life from newspaper articles to Greek Myths around television programmes and over the hill of history. Stories are what we are, how we remember our world and how we make sense of it.
Wednesday 17th August 2016