Wednesday, 09 June 2010
Jeremy Strong, an award-winning children’s author, entertained dozens of children at the University of Worcester.
Jeremy, who was promoting his new book We Want To Be On The Telly, told stories to the children and read from a number of other titles.
Afterwards, the children had the chance to have their books signed by the author.
The event was organised by Waterstones, with a portion of the funds raised donated towards the University’s Charity of the Year – Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign – and the University’s Scholarship Fund.
Best known for his books the Karate Princess, The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog and The Indoor Pirates, to name but a few, Jeremy’s extensive and successful writing career has seen him publish more than 80 children’s books and receive numerous awards, such as the Prix Chronos Award at the Paris Book Fair in 2004, the very first Manchester Book Award in 2006 and the 1997 NFCBG Children's Book Award.
Jeremy started writing stories at the age of eight years old. When he was 18, Jeremy started writing adult novels but soon began to miss the fun of writing for children. After becoming a teacher and headmaster, Jeremy decided to become a full-time writer in 1991. Jeremy says his work is characterised by humour and direct child appeal. He thinks his writing has been influenced most of all by Spike Milligan, but also by falling on his head when he was three years old.