Thursday 15 October 2015

Author Debbie Thomas inspires young readers in Kilmihil, Kildysart, Corofin and Newmarket, County Clare

Debbie Thomas, author of the trilogy Dead Hairy, Jungle Tangle and Monkie Business and the newly published Class Act was back in Clare’s libraries this week to inspire young readers in Kilmihil, Kildysart, Corofin and Newmarket. Debbie was a delight to listen to and involved her audiences right throughout her presentations using practical exercises to show them how stories are created. She shared stories of past experiences and employments including working as a radio news presenter with the BBC to illustrate her path to becoming a writer of children’s books.

Included in feedback on the event from Kildysart Library, Branch Librarian Margaret Sheehan commented, “The pupils really enjoyed the event and promised to take on board Debbie’s advice of writing ideas down to turn into stories. All of Debbie’s books that I had in the library were borrowed by the classes attending on the day.”

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