On Friday 7 October we welcomed our first author of the new school year. Susin Nielsen, who had arrived from Canada the previous day, talked to the Fourth form about her new novel, ‘Word Nerd’. Susin shared with us her journey to becoming an author and her inspiration for writing. Susin’s lively presentation covered the writing and publishing process and included a brief history of her career to date. She was very impressed by the students' behaviour and fantastic questions. We were also joined by a group of staff and students from Chew Valley School. A number of students bought copies of Susin’s books after her presentation, and copies of all three of her books are available to borrow from the Library.