On Monday 12th July, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Exeter Cathedral, where they met a host of countywide charities and organisations…

…including some local children’s writers!

I was lucky enough to receive an invite and spent the morning with Philip Reeve and Michael Morpurgo.

It was a dream come true to see my stories alongside those of my idols.

And as if that wasn’t wonderful enough, we had had a lovely meet with Camilla, who asked about how I became a writer, about my books and about how the pandemic had affected the writing community.

I even managed to pass her some books for the grandchildren. She later replied to my daughter saying “I loved your mother’s books!” Certainly a career highlight!

Thank you so much to Exeter UNESCO City of Literature for inviting me!

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