Local author visits The Gryphon School

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Gill Lewis started the second week of her book promotional tour at The Gryphon School, Sherborne.  Her second book White Dolphin was published at the beginning of May.  Gill shared with the students the research she undertook for the book.  She also told them that when forming characters she would go to great lengths to make sure she felt she knew them before she started to write the story, so that when a situation arose, she would know how they would react.

She spoke to all the Year 7 pupils about her life as a vet and how she then got into writing books for teenagers and young children.  Her first book Sky Hawk has been nominated for many awards.  The visit gave the students a great insight into the life of a writer and the many setbacks they come across trying to get their books published and many students bought books which they got signed by Gill.

New LRC Manager Mrs Julie Hoskins said “It is always great to have an author visit, with so many computer games and other distractions I am pleased that teenagers still love to read”.


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