Venue: The Great Hall, Oundle
Recommended for Years 4 and 5
Megan first trained as a teacher for children with learning difficulties and taught in the UK for a few years before heading off to teach in Singapore.
In 1997 her first book ‘The Master of Secrets’ was published by Puffin under her real name of Ruth Symes. For the next 10 years she wrote books for publishers Orion, Piccadilly, Andersen and Chicken House across the age range as well as writing for radio, TV and film.
For the Festival Megan shares the fascinating stories uncovered in her research about the incredible animals that did their bit in the World Wars and showed outstanding bravery. Megan also talks about her own two dogs, Bella and Traffy, and her experience in helping to train Assistance Dogs and Pets as Therapy dogs. Megan also shares a video of her fun day out at Woburn Safari Park where she met a mother and baby elephant that inspired the characters Shanti and Tara in her latest book, The Runaways.
Megan reveals her own writing process, how research is transformed into a story – and then offers her top tips to aspiring writers. The event concludes with a Q&A section.
Come along and hear about the amazing and heroic stories of how animals helped to save lives and make a real difference during the war.
Echo Come Home, about a hearing dog due to be published in February; The Hero Pup; The Runaways; A Soldier’s Friend; The Bomber Dog, (winner of the Shrewsbury children’s book of the year); Victory Dogs, (winner of Stockton-On-Tees children’s book of the year).
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