Two fabulous Story Planning weeks!

March 29, 2022 at 4:05 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Me and Miss Sam from Camp Asia Story Planning Week 1 on Friday, our Costume Day!

I’ve been having a blast this week and last, working with the fabulous kids enrolled in my Story Planning Sessions with Camp Asia! We’ve been working on all the essential ingredients for a fantastic story, including Story Idea, Characters, Settings, Plot, and of course brilliant beginnings and memorable endings!

To the kids in Week One, aged 8 to 10 – you were fantastic! You worked so hard to produce some great Story Plans, and I can’t wait to see the stories you write based on your plans!

To the students in Week Two, aged 11 to 12 – I’m having such fun working with you! Keep up the good work so far!

You can see more fabulous photos from Week One on Camp Asia’s Facebook page at this link!

Just one month to go to get your stories in!

March 23, 2022 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Uncategorized, Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
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Princess Precious from The Tale of Temujin is thinking up a great idea for her story!

If you love writing stories, and you’re in Primary School anywhere in the world, you still have ONE MONTH to get your entries into my latest Clever Competition! Just go to the link here for all the details! I can’t wait to get your entry!

Hurry!! A few spaces still available for my Story Planning Workshop sessions with Camp Asia, for ages 8 to 12!

March 17, 2022 at 8:27 pm | Posted in writing workshops for children | Leave a comment
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If school’s broken up early and you’re at a loose end, or you just want to have some fun after school, I’ve got some great news for you! There are still a few spaces left in my funny and fabulous Story Planning Workshops with Camp Asia, starting next week! Just click here if you’re aged 8 to 10, and here if you’re aged 11 to 12, for all the information and to register right away!

And if you’re interested in any other courses being offered by Camp Asia, just click on this link!

I can’t wait to meet you!

Four fabulous sessions at Kennedy School!

March 17, 2022 at 12:04 am | Posted in Hong Kong Schools | Leave a comment
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Hello to the students and staff!

Today and yesterday morning I Zoomed in to visit my old friends at Kennedy School in Hong Kong! We had four fabulous sessions with Years 1 to 4! The Year 1s enjoyed my show and tell story reading of The Tale of Pin Yin Panda, and were brilliant with their knowledge of the Chinese Zodiac Animals and the Legend of Lord Buddha’s Race! The Year 2s met my hungry Chester Choi and his friend Jimmy Lee, and the Year 3s and 4s roared like tigers and screamed like VERY spoiled princesses as they listened to me read The Tale of Temujin! We had a blast!! Huge thanks to Library Assistant Susan Mifsud for hosting me, and the PTA for inviting me in! It was lovely to see you all again! Here are some more photos below!

Hear me reading The Tale of Temujin for Asia Society Hong Kong!

March 9, 2022 at 4:36 pm | Posted in Video recordings | Leave a comment
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Asia Society Hong Kong recording: The Tale of Temujin

A big thank you to Pauline Wong and all my friends at the fabulous Asia Society Hong Kong for making this fun Asia Society video available to all my fans! You can hear me reading The Tale of Temujin, with lots of fun details about the history behind the story and much more, while you roar like tigers and scream like spoiled princesses along with me! Have fun!!

That was a BUSY week!

March 6, 2022 at 12:43 am | Posted in Hong Kong Schools, mainland China schools | Leave a comment
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This week I had a fabulous time Zoom-visiting schools in Hong Kong and mainland China in the early hours of the morning from here in France!

On Tuesday, I visited the Year 4 students at Yew Chung International School in Chongqing with my writing workshop How to Write a Riveting Story! The kids used my story planner as I explained the importance of characters, setting and plot sequence, and by the end of the session had some fantastic story plans ready to go for their first draft! I can’t wait to see the results! Thanks to my lovely host, English co-ordinator Becca Roden for inviting me!

On Wednesday I visited the Kindies at Sias International School of Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou to introduce them to my Chinese Calendar Tales with a fun reading of The Tale of Chester Choi, with my toy dragon Billy Boy looking on, then on Friday I visited the whole of primary school during assembly, where I talked all about How I became an Author and the crucial importance of reading books in the digital age, following which they roared like tigers and screamed like spoiled princesses while I read them this year’s Calendar Tale, The Tale of Temujin! Many thanks to librarian and media specialist Elizabeth Baker and tech wizard Tom Kerrigan for making the visit possible!

The fabulous and focussed Year 5s at Stamford American School Hong Kong

Meanwhile on Thursday, I finished my four sessions with my old friends at Stamford American School Hong Kong with a visit to 100 fabulous Year 5s in their homes, where I explained all the fabulous history and real-life mystery behind The Marvellous Adventures of Maggie and Methuselah (A Mystery in Hong Kong)! Thank you Aric Cherry for being such a fun host, and as ever, to Lisa Olinski for all the fantastic organisation!

Session 3 last week with the Grade 3s at SASHK

And today, I slept in…for a long, long time :)!

It was a real pleasure to be working with such enthusiastic and focused students! I look forward to seeing lots of entries from you in my latest Clever Competition, A Terrific Tiger Tale!

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