As a children’s author based near Garstang, Lancashire in England, I’m visiting schools in Lancashire during 2013 and setting a short story competition for the children. The winners receive signed copies of my books. I will keep you informed here at this blog, dear readers, of the highlights. The first visit so far is on World Book Day (celebrated 7th March here in the UK) to a school near Colne. I will be working with a group of 11 year olds, talking about my work and experience and helping them create their own stories.