Award winning author visits Sibford

sibford_school_rachel_ward_visitAward-winning author Rachel Ward visited Sibford School on Monday (11 March).

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.


  • ‘Numbers’, the original book in the trilogy won the Salisbury Schools Book Award.
  • ‘Numbers 2: The Chaos’ was voted Highly Commended in the Southern Schools Book Award in the UK.
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