This autumn I will write three short novels for children. They will be a blend of football, ghost fear and history. KS2 history to be precise. To be published by Barrington Stoke in 2017.
The very rough idea is that a girl (Nadiya) and boy (Seth) discover football-related hauntings and have to use their knowledge of KS2 history to stop the hauntings causing havoc in local communities.
The three periods covered in the trilogy will be the Iron Age, the Romans and the Anglo Saxons/Vikings.
This all means lots of research around those subjects. And planning. Which is good. I get around the country a lot visiting schools. I love research. And I love planning.
Now – informed by this awesome map – I will be dropping in on some amazing historical sites to help me do just that.
For instance, as you can see below, last week I went to a massive Iron Age fort in Cornwall. (More about this in the next blog.)
I am hoping to do some short films from some of the sites. Also, if schools want to comment on my research and planning, I’d be delighted. I will be covering Iron Age, Romans, Saxons and Vikings from now until December.
Thanks for reading.