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Mystery author’s tips for Guiseley School pupils
10:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
Schoolchildren were given advice on story-writing when they met author Teresa Flavin.
Teresa, who grew up in New York but now lives in Leeds, met Year 7 students at Guiseley School’s first book week of the academic year.
The illustrator and children’s author is known for her Blackhope Trilogy.
The last book in the trilogy, Shadow Lantern, was published this year. Her first book, The Blackhope Enigma, was shortlisted for several book awards including the Scottish Children’s Book award and the Leeds Book award.
Her novels are based on the adventures of Sunni and Blaise, who keep getting entangled in the mysteries of Blackhope tower and its mysterious creator, Fausto Corvo.
Pupils listened to Teresa talk about how she became inspired to write the trilogy and they were given advice on how to create their own stories.
Her visit left pupils keen to read her work and to write their own books. The school has also tried out a new idea for book week where, on the sound of the bell, everyone has to drop everything and read.