Author Visit – Scarlett Thomas

Years 5 & 6 spent a morning in the magical domain of author Scarlett Thomas. Scarlett has written ten books for adults and the Worldquake Sequence is her first foray into children’s fiction. Set in a world with very limited technology and burgeoning magic, the series follows a young girl, Effie, and her group of friends as they discover their magical abilities.

The boys were captivated by Scarlett’s explanations of how she created her realm and the characters in it and of how real they all become to her during the writing process. She helped Miss Mallory and several of the boys work out their ‘magical kharakter’ based on their interests and abilities and explained what a day in the life of an author is like. Scarlett is currently writing the fourth book in the series, which will be out soon.