During June and July 2014 I will be writing a live World Cup story. Foul Play: Brazil. For children to access in the classroom, the library or at home.
It will be free.
The idea is to write twenty-four cliffhanging episodes based in Brazil as the World Cup happens. The events on and off the field of play will affect how the story develops.
As a result I will write it every evening after the games are over and it will be published free on the National Literacy Trust website before 8 a.m. the next morning, so that teachers can download it and read it to the children.
The story will feature Charlotte and Danny, two fifteen-year-olds from the UK who have been sent to Brazil to cover the World Cup and write about Brazil for First News, the children’s newspaper. Unfortunately for them they will be thrown into a terrifying crime thriller scenario. Something, hopefully, that will grip the children.
Danny and Charlotte are the heroes of my Puffin football detective series, Foul Play. More about that here.
It will not be easy for me to write the story. But it will be worth it.
You can read chapter one – the only pre-written chapter – and find out more here. This is also the URL for the next twenty-three episodes.
The story will run from 11 June to 14 July, weekday mornings only.
Thanks for reading.