Y9 Author Visit

19th Nov 2019 – Today we were delighted to welcome into school Lauren James.  For anyone unfamiliar with her work, Lauren is an award-winning author whose titles include the Next Together series, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe and The Quiet at the End of the World.

Lauren started writing whilst still at secondary school and she sold the rights to her first novel when she was just 21!  Her books have now sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into 5 languages.  She is passionate about the STEM subjects; she has a Masters degree in Chemistry and Physics and her books feature female scientists in prominent roles.

Lauren shared with the pupils many insights into her literary world, and they responded very positively to what she had to say.  Who knows, maybe one of them will now go on to secure their first writing contract by the age of 21!  We are very grateful to Lauren for taking the time to visit us, and to Mrs Parkin and Mrs Stack for organising and hosting her visit.