As part of Gateshead’s Book Festival, the children from KS2 were given the opportunity to meet the author Claire Barker who has written the fabulous Knitbone Pepper Series. Claire talked to the children about how she writes and her inspiration for writing as well as telling us more about her Knitbone Pepper Series. Claire brought in lots of props and pictures which she uses when writing. The children had the opportunity to ask Claire lots of questions about her writing and have their own copies of the books signed. At the end of the session, the children created a new character called Lucky McIntosh with Claire which Key Stage 2 will be writing about as part of their homework this week. The best story writer will win one of Claire’s books!