Rachel is the author of the ‘Numbers’ trilogy of books for teenagers and young adults. Her latest novel, ‘The Drowning’ is due to be published in May.
She spoke to pupils about her life as a writer, explaining what influenced her story lines and answered questions. She also conducted two book-signing sessions.
“My advice is to anyone who thinks they might want to be an author is to write every day,” she told pupils. “You have to be persistent and you have to believe in yourself.”
12-year-old Julia Beaumont is pictured having her copy of ‘Numbers’ signed by author Rachel Ward.