A ‘DALEK-TABLE’ author paid a visit to excited children at a primary school in Selby.
Mark Morris, who has written Doctor Who books among other things, spent a morning at Selby Community Primary School.
He spoke to the youngsters about how he got started writing children’s stories, including a tale of how his first book was so long it took him ages to find a publisher.
Ellen Briggs, receptionist at the school, said: “For every Doctor Who enthusiast among the children and staff it was a dream visit.”
Year six pupil Caitlin said: “It was really interesting to find out about the Doctor Who books.”
Eben, a boy in year six, added: “It was truly inspiring to find out how many books he had written and how he started out.
“It was exciting to meet someone so successful and involved with TV.”
During the visit, children were encouraged to design and create their own Doctor Who monster and invent their own story. They then had to suggest a way their character would fit into the story and why.
Teaching assistant Sarah Walker said: “We had a fun-packed morning and enjoyed the opportunity to meet an author.”
Mark, who lives in Tadcaster, was invited to attend the school by one of the teachers.
He became a full-time writer in 1988 and released his first novel, Toady, a year later. He has since published a further sixteen novels, among which are Stitch, The Immaculate, Fiddleback, and four books in the Doctor Who range.
Mark won the 2007 British Fantasy Award as the editor of the highly-acclaimed Cinema Macabre.
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