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Author Matt Ralphs visits Year 8

During December, author Matt Ralphs visited the whole of Year 8 and talked about his new book ‘Fire Girl’. Fire Girl is an amazing fantasy book based around the life of Hazel and witchcraft.
 
Matt talked to us about the progress of the book, telling us: “It took me two years to write my book, I wrote it in between my shifts at work and by candlelight on my canal boat.” He told us it wasn’t easy and he could’ve easily given up, but he was glad that he hadn’t because he’d persevered and achieved his dream.
 
Matt inspired a number of students at Gosford Hill when he gave his talk:
 
“A read I can’t put down.” “An inspirational talk.” “Simply inspiring.”
“I loved it when he brought out his sword.” “I loved it when Matt involved the audience.”
 
As the last quote shows, Matt spoke to the audience and involved us. He based his talk around the students and was described by them as ‘confident’ and ‘interesting’.
 
As a prolific reader, I can honestly say that the genre of the book didn’t appeal to me, but as soon as I heard Matt read the extract, it soon changed my mind. I bought a copy of the book which Matt Ralphs signed. I think the book is a fantastic read and I can’t put it down.
 
Cerys McAdam - TSWR
 

Posted: 2016-01-11 09:22:15
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