World Book Day this year found me out and about visiting Ysgol y Strade High School in Llanelli as well as Cowbridge and Llantwit Major libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan.

At Ysgol y Strade I talked to young people in Years 7 - 9 were about adoption stories and how I got the ideas for my own book, Keeping Secrets. The students talked about their own writing projects and the books they enjoy reading. The Alex Rider adventures and David Walliams were high up on their list (no surprises there!) but so was Enid Blyton, and all three groups guessed it was her stories that started me writing when I was about seven! A photographer from the Llanelli Star even popped in to record the day.