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Multi-award winning children’s author and the ‘Queen of Historical Fiction’, Emma Carroll visits Plymouth High

Yesterday, PHSG ended World Book Week on a high with a visit from award winning Children’s author, Emma Carroll.

Year 7 and 8 were treated to a talk by Emma during their period 1 lesson where she spoke about her books and her in inspirations behind them. There was a Q&A session followed by a book signing in the library. Students thoroughly enjoyed the event  and loved the opportunity to meet one of their favourite authors in person.

During the Q&A Emma talked about how important it is to choose a profession you enjoy and showed the students her old notebooks that she used to jot down her story ideas.

Emma started her career as a secondary school English teacher, and after 20 years in the profession decided to pursue her dream career as a writer.

She shared the inspiration behind her books and said how important it is to choose a subject to write about that you have a passion for, as it makes it a more personable experience.

When asked by a student what her favourite part of history to write about was, she said that she likes to choose a time that we don’t know lots about as she enjoys the research.

Emma has written some well-known historical fiction books including Frost Hallow Hall, Letters from a Lighthouse and the Week at World’s End.

Although her books can be found in the 9-12 year old section of Waterstones, they can be read and enjoyed by anyone of any age.

We have a selection of Emma Carroll’s books available to borrow from the library, including her latest book ‘The Tale of Truthwater Lake’.

We would like to thank Emma for an inspiring and insightful morning.