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QE’s Inspiring Author Visit

Alex Scarrow

“Timeriders” is an exciting sci-fi series aimed at young adults. Time travel has been invented and unscrupulous criminals use the technology to create alternative histories…it is up to our intrepid heroes, each plucked from different times at the moment just before they die, to identify and restore these anomalies.

Alex Scarrow, the author of the above, gave Year 7 an inspiring and frenetic introduction to this world on the morning of the 23rd of June. He spoke about his life before writing, the nerdy world of computer gaming and pitched his talk perfectly for the students. Lots of questions followed with Alex signing books in the library afterwards.

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After break time, Alex delivered two workshops to Year 7, on imagination and creating different ideas, rather than copying the tired old ones that according to Penguin Publishers, happens 9 out of 10 times they receive a new novel. The workshops were fun, informative and engaging. This is how authors can inspire students to read and write.

Mr Logan would like to say a huge thank you to Vicky, Danielle, Kate, Cal, Clive and Rob who helped make the event such a success.
As Mr Scarrow was such a hit, I am sure QE will be seeing him again!

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Robert Logan, QE Librarian

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