So last week was a deeply exciting one in the House of Moss. On Monday, I was invited to South Wilts Girls’ Grammar School, where students from five Salisbury schools (SWGGS, St Edmund’s, Godolphin, The Trafalgar School and St Joseph’s) had gathered for the Salisbury Schools’ Book Award. On arrival there was a proper scrum for the biscuits, so I felt instantly at home.
There was a talk to give, books to be signed and much chatting to the students which I always love. There was such a buzz in that school hall – we authors are so lucky to be in amongst you children, with your bubbling questions, sometime-shyness (I relate to that completely) and the joyous ideas that just pop out of your head.
Thanks to all the schools and their teachers, Carolyn Gardiner at South Wilts Girls Grammar for organising it so expertly, Beth at Godolphin for asking so many excellent and probing questions and Jo at Salisbury Waterstones, who is both gorgeous and brilliant. Here she is, gamely clutching TED – in a blurry selfie that hides our exhaustion very well!
What a wonderful day it was. I am so proud of my award – voted for by the children. Thank you to everyone involved. The yellow tulips made it back to London and are still going strong.