Author visits for World Book Day

06 Mar 2015 - 1:58pm
Category: College Life

Boys from Years 7, 8 & 9 enjoyed a talk by an author of teenage fiction as part of World Book Day celebrations. William Osborne, who has just completed his third action adventure story set during the Second World War, talked to the boys about his inspiration for writing books and about his former career as a a Hollywood screen writer (with the Mummy returns, Twins and Golden Eye to his credit!)


Group with William Osborne


Mr Osborne spoke to nearly 100 pupils about getting his big break in Los Angeles with his writing partner in the 1980s and why he came back to the UK after enjoying such huge successes.

He said: "The challenge is always writing your first book: you have 120 blank pages to fill."

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He became interested in writing stories for children when he read with his own children and it meant he had greater creative control and could write about his favourite historical subject, the Second World War. 

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After his talk Mr Osborne answered a number of questions from the enthusiastic audience and signed copies of his two published books Hitler's Angel and Winter's Bullet. He said he has just submitted his 3rd book to his publisher and will start work on his 4th book next week.

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