Author visit: Alex Mellanby, an author, visited the college to give a talk to all the Year 7 students on Monday. I was invited to meet him when he arrived to ask questions and talk to him.
On the previous Friday I had been given one of his books, Tregarthur’s Revenge, to read and evaluate. Reading this book gave me a sense of what Alex was like as an author. I really enjoyed reading the book and came up with some questions to ask him. He answered them all brilliantly.
Alex Mellanby is the author of a trilogy called, Tregarthur’s Promise, Tregarthur’s Revenge and Tregarthur’s Prisoners. My friend read Tregarthur’s Promise which she said was also very good.
Alex’s talk was very inspiring. He gave us a taste of the ups and downs of being an author and how hard it is to get your book published. We all found it very interesting. The writing workshop afterwards was also very good, where all the students enjoyed taking part in collectively creating a character of their own with Alex.
Meeting Alex has definitely inspired me to write more.
Maddie Yr 7