Author Simon James Green entertained a packed hall of Year 7 and Year 8 pupils on Monday 1 July. Simon talked about his own experiences growing up, how he got into writing, his creative inspirations, his three published books and why authors aren’t as rich as you probably think they are. His comments on the LGBT themes in his books, inspired partly by his own experiences growing up, were fascinating.
Simon was entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking in equal measure. He was our latest guest author in association with the wonderful Authors into Schools programme run by Seven Stories, the children’s books centre in Newcastle. The author’s session with pupils is always followed by a chance to buy books and get them signed. Simon’s books, especially his new title ‘Alex in Wonderland’, proved very popular.