Author Visit - Alexandra Sheppard

YA author Alexandra Shepphard visits KSA.
Author visit

Ahead of World Book Day this term, KSA were delighted to welcome professional YA author Alexandra Sheppard to talk about her journey in becoming a writer. Her books include ‘Oh My Gods’ a story about a young girl figuring out her pathway being half-mortal half-Greek God as well as ‘Happy Here’, an anthology of 10 amazing Black Authors and Illustrators. She has also co-written with Ashley Banjo and Jordan Banjo of the world-renowned dance group Diversity. Not only did she give some wonderful tips for our aspiring young authors, particularly in our smaller Q & A section but she also helped to judge our creative writing competition. Year 5 and 6 wrote some incredibly creative pieces inspired by the title ‘Superpower’ and the winner along with a story from a talented Year 9 student will now be read by a professional screenwriter for Netflix. Alexandra also spent time individually talking and reading through the graphic novels made by library enrichment students via industry-leading design, with this medium becoming very popular within the publishing industry. We’re now very excited to pre-order her new book ‘Friendship Never Ends’ after the buzz created amongst the children.