We are looking forward to welcoming Lisa Williamson who will speak to Year 9 students in the hall to celebrate the new editions of her very successful novels. Lisa will then talk about the inspiration and processes behind her debut novel The Art of Being Normal and her subsequent books; All About Mia and Paper Avalanche.
She will recall her journey to becoming an author; from being a painfully shy child who made up stories in her head, to becoming a professional actor, before finally rediscovering her childhood love of writing. She will share the inspiration behind her debut novel and discuss her work at the Gender Identity Development Service. Lisa will also share the responses she has received from the trans community and explore the importance of including LGBTQ+ issues in Young Adult fiction.
Books will be on sale priced at £6.50 and students will have the opportunity to have them signed.