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Meeting Jacqueline Wilson by Megan age 9

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Megan is a bookworm. There's no other descriptive word for it. She constantly has her head stuck in a book. During the summer she could be found lying in the sunshine or under a slide reading. When she isn't reading Megan writes short stories inspired by things she has read and places we have been. One of her favourite authors is Jacqueline Wilson, we even been listening to The Butterfly Club in the car. We recently had the opportunity to see Jacqueline on her book tour promoting Hetty Feather's Christmas, organised by Waterstones Castlepoint and held at the Lighthouse, Poole.

But Megan can tell you better than I can about it …..Jacqueline Wilson

I absolutely loved Jacqueline Wilson at the Lighthouse, Poole.

It was amazing to hear her talk about her life and books, especially Hetty Feather.

I like it when Jacqueline told us that she always wanted to be a writer.

Mummy really liked the bit when Jacqueline Wilson had a similar problem to me.

She had written a long story but her teacher wrote comments only about the “wrong bits”.

I had to write a first day of school diary entry. I wrote 7 pages.

Most people in my class wrote 1 or 2 pages.

But my teacher told me my paragraphing and describing was too long.

This made me a bit sad.

But hearing about Jacqueline made me feel inspired that one day I can write books (maybe with lots of descriptions).

Hearing Jaqueline Wilson talking about her childhood was amazing because it was ever so similar to mine. As I am 100% terrible at maths.

It has just made me more confident that I could be that author on stage talking about MY books.jacqueline wilson book tour 

I couldn't believe that I won the raffle and got to meet Jacqueline Wilson!

Only 30 children got selected.

This made the day amazing, which was already quite good as it was Mummy's birthday.

I had written her a note at home I couldn't believe I was going to give it to her myself!

She signed a picture of herself and I nervously gave her my letter.

She opened it and read it out loud.

Jacqueline said she really like my letter and story idea and couldn't wait to read it one day!

Amazing!

Mummy took a photo of us together.

 

During the talk, Jacqueline spoke about Hetty Feather, her new book is about Hetty Feather's Christmas and she talked about Rose Rivers.

It all sounds so exciting when I finished reading Clover Moon I'm going to read these.

I'm a big fan of Jacqueline Wilson books.

I'm a very quick reader, because I just love books.

I told my Nanny about the day and how Jacqueline Wilson was a journalist and a magazine was named after her called “Jackie”. Nanny said she remembered this magazine.

I absolutely loved hearing and meeting Jacqueline Wilson. 

 

A huge thank you to the team at Waterstones for inviting us and making a little girls dream come true.

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  1. Jackie Richmond

    That's awesome Megan. I had know idea that Jackie magazine was named after Jacqueline Wilson. I remember Jackie magazine just like Nanny does. I thought it was pretty good having a magazine with my name on it. Keep writing and reading. Don't tell anyone but I am 100% rubbish at maths too! xxx

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  2. Jacqueline Wilson is an absolute hero - I love the way she deals with really tricky issues.

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  3. Oh it must be so amazing to meet one of your favourite authors - especially Jacqueline Wilson who has shaped so many young lives and experiences. C x

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  4. My sister is such a bookworm too; you always find her with a book! I bet she was mega excited meeting her and well done to her for being picked and having her story read - how exciting!

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