Amy Beashel, a local author, came to visit Thomas Adams library earlier this week. She came in to discuss her latest book (The Sky is Mine) released only last Thursday. Her debut novel is about a young girl named Izzy, a college student who overcomes several issues at home to be a success.
Her book is very powerful and thought-provoking and is all about finding yourself and taking control. The book is being raved about by her contemporaries and is named to pick up a few awards this year. Amy is a local woman and she references places in Shrewsbury throughout her novel.
Amy was keen to talk and share her book with our students. Key stage 4/5 students who fancy themselves as a writer were able to ask Amy for advice. Amy talked about how she planned out her book, the characters, as well as the support she received along the way. She talked about the beginning, the end and all the challenges inbetween! Students had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and talk about their own creative writing interests.
Amy is now in the midst of her second young adult book and has reached the end of her first draft. She is now excited about being in the revision stage.
We also welcomed Louise, the manager of Button and Bear bookshop in Shrewsbury, stockists of Amy’s novel.
To find out more about Amy, give her a follow!
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