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Girls meet best-selling author Michael Grant

Educational Visit Trips & Visits


As part of the Malvern St James Enrichment Programme, girls had the opportunity to attend a talk by best-selling American author, Michael Grant, on Wednesday 18th October.

Michael was in the UK to promote his new book Monster, a follow up to his hugely popular Gone series. In his talk, Michael spoke about the things that have inspired him to write his novels, the process he goes through when writing a novel and gave writing tips to his attentive audience.

"He is so clever to think up his ideas for all the books. It was really cool meeting him and discovering his personality." Michaela Holmes, Year 8

Michael is the author of an impressive 150 books. His life is a rich source for his torrential narratives. Growing up in a military family he’s lived in almost 50 different homes in 14 US states. He now lives in San Francisco and takes his writing inspiration from his view of Alcatraz. From across those dark waters have emerged his fantasy series, Gone, his thrilling futuristic trilogy BZRK, and the menacing Messenger of Fear and Front Lines.

The talk was attended by pupils from Worcestershire schools and at the end of the talk, our girls had the opportunity to have their books signed and personally dedicated to them.



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