I work for the RAF (sort of)

Two things were launched at the RAF Museum in Cosford today – and neither of them involved the runway at the adjacent RAF base.

First up I was proud to present a copy of my new book Combat Zone to twenty-nine kids from Albrighton Primary School. Many of the children helped me to write the book. Combat Zone is about children from RAF families and that’s just what some of the Albrighton kids are. They helped me understand what it is like to have an RAF mum or dad. I used their input to try to get the book right.

They all got a copy of the book – and some cake provided by Barrington Stoke, my lovely publisher.

The second thing launched was my new role at the museum. I am the RAF Museum Cosford Children’s Author in Residence.

Next year I am writing three books about the great RAF planes featured on the image below. The image is the logo being used to celebrate 100 years of the RAF in 2018. The planes featured are the Sopwith Camel, the Spitfire and the Eurofighter Typhoon.

RAF Centenary Logo 2I am going to use the museum as a base for my research. The museum are going to use me to help promote their wonderful resources and – more importantly – the stories behind them.

Symbiosis.

I’d like to say a huge thank you to RAF Museum Cosford and Albrighton Primary School for helping make my life as a writer so much more exciting – and satisfying.