Naomi proved to be a hugely entertaining speaker, holding pupils from Year 7 spellbound as she described the development of her writing career, her approach to writing and where the inspiration for her stories come from. Her presentation also included plenty of tips about writing for young readers which pupils can use in developing their own writing.
During her visit Naomi also announced the winners of this year’s King Edward’s School Short Story Competition as well as signing copies of her debut novel Alis, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones WOW factor competition.
King Edward’s Short Story Competition Winners
Years 7 – 9
Winner: Tom Meadows
Runners up: Harry Jupe, Jenny Meadows, Signy Lury
Highly commended: Auriol Reddaway, James Darnton, Maddy Awan
Years 10 – 11
Winner: Tilda Gregg Smith
Runners up: Cameron Davies, Mimi Trevelyan David, Gabrielle Agathangelou
Highly Commended: Callum Favelle, Matthew Smith