Y6 Visit from Author Barbara Mitchelhill
Visit From Barbara Mitchelhill
18 May 2016
Our Visit From Barbara Mitchelhill
On Wednesday the 18 th of May a special guest of Billy’s Blitz,
which won the fantastic book awards, came to see year 6. We were
very lucky to have the amazing experience of meeting such a
Firstly she talked us through her inspirational life and how she
became a writer, her first writing job was for children’s telly on
BBC. Next she introduced us too some of her books for example:
Billy’s Blitz, Road to London, Run rabbit run and Twist of fortune.
Her latest book has not been published yet but she briefly talked to
us about it. We asked her a variety of questions, one being; which is
your most popular book- to which she answered: Run Rabbit Run.
She enjoys writing historically linked books because she likes going
places, meeting different people and finding out facts linked to the
We wanted to know how a writer creates a novel, so she described
her method as a car journey. It is alright to get side tracked and go
on a different roads, as long as you get back on the main track and
you head towards your destination.
Barbara explained she has always had dog because they make a good
companion. She has always had a dog in her books because they are
courageous and protective of the characters in her stories.
We had the opportunity to buy one of her books, which she
personally signed whilst talking to us individually.
To conclude, we thoroughly being involved in FBA and doing
exciting and enjoyable activities and we are thankful for Barbara
Kacie, Megan, Eden, Athena and Yasmin!