Posts by Fran Grant

My tour of Leeds primary schools continues…

My author visits and creative writing workshops What a blast I’ve had since starting my tour of Leeds Primary Schools in September!   Following the launch of my book ‘Gruesome Tales for Gruesome Boys’ in July 2019 I’ve been visiting schools in Leeds and running creative writing workshops for Key Stage 1 and 2.  …

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Reach for the stars, Dear Girl (NEW BOOK COMING SOON!)

“Reach for the stars, Dear Girl” My new children’s book is COMING SOON! ‘Reach for the stars, Dear Girl’ is a lovingly written and beautifully illustrated book, intended to encourage girls to get to know themselves, to recognise what makes them happy, to find their own voice and stand up for what they believe in,…

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Why reviews are vital for authors

If you enjoyed a book, the most generous gift you can give an author is to leave a review! I read a lot. I write a lot. I review a lot.   Whatever profession you’re in, everyone deserves feedback, and most people need an encouraging pat on the good or a ‘you did great!’ We’re…

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Gruesome Tales for Gruesome Boys – coming soon!

Gruesome Tales For Gruesome Boys – coming soon! I’m seriously excited to announce that my new book will be published VERY SOON! Hello my friend now are you ready, to hear the tale of Earwax Eddie?   And Gemph Boy, what a smelly lad, who learned that farting’s not so bad!   There’s Harry Slater,…

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The importance of reading with children

The importance of reading with children ‘So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall’ ~ Roald Dahl The importance of reading (for children) cannot be emphasised enough, and I genuinely believe that as parents we should…

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