A winning pupil in a competition will have their name featured in an author’s upcoming novel.
Debut writer Non Pratt, who has sold 7,000 copies of her novel ‘Trouble’ since it was published in March (2014), visited Northolt High School on November 25.
Trouble deals with teenage relationships in a witty and entertaining manner as well as being serious and sensitive.
Ms Pratt gave a talk to year nine students at the school in Eastcote Lane about her experiences as an author, how she got into the job, themes in teenage literature and whether adults should censor what teenagers are allowed to read.
The pupils took part in writing workshops on heroes and villains and writing dialogue.
Margaret Buck, Learning Resource Centre manager, said: “Non was so impressed with our students she decided to hold a competition for our year nines and wants them to devise characters and a short scene. The winner will get a signed copy of her book ‘Remix’ which will come out in June and the name of the winning student will be featured in the book.”
Before becoming a full-time writer, Ms Pratt worked as a non-fiction editor at Usborne Publishing and also as a fiction publisher with Catnip Books.