Our Year 7 and 8 students met author Cathy Cassidy who spoke about her latest books, Fortune Cookie and Looking Glass Girl. Ms Cassidy emphasised the importance of day dreaming and showed students a mood board that she creates when devising her characters. She also signed books and read an extract from Fortune Cookie, which is the final book in the Chocolate Box series and the only one with a male protagonist.
Librarian Mrs Adams said: ’15 of our students went to see Ms Cassidy at Corby Business Academy. She was really friendly. Fortune Cookie is about a boy called Jake Cook who is a half brother of the girls featured in the previous books. She did a little quiz about her books and then read an extract.
‘The other book was inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which is 150 years old this year. She has also written a craft book because she has an art degree. She had an engaging manner and talked about the importance of day-dreaming as that is the only way that she gets her ideas. She writes in a little shed and makes mood boards and sketches of her characters. The students really enjoyed meeting her.’
Author Marcus Alexander will be visiting Brooke Weston in Week 7 and his books, The Keeper of the Realms series, are available in the library now. For more information about his visit speak to Mrs Adams.