27 November 2017

Visiting Author to Middle School for Book Week 2016

On Wednesday 24 August we welcomed Western Australian author Norm Jorgensen who joined Middle School for a great visit for Book Week. Norm has written many books including Ashe of the Outback, Jack's Island, Flanders Field, The Last Viking, and his new book Smuggler's Curse.

All of Norm's work use exhaustive primary sourced research but he also has a great sense of humour and entertained the boys with stories of his childhood. Our students loved his simple childhood stories (which is a great reminder to us all that our simple, authentic lives make great fodder for creative writing).

Year 7 student Kye McCreery loved "how he told about his childhood" while Year 7 Isaac Howell "liked his enthusiasm while telling stories. I particularly liked his go-cart one!"

Norm stayed to meet students informally at recess and sign some autographs of personal copies of his many books. It was humbling to be reminded that Norm only receives $2.00 income from each book he publishes and $1.75 per book that a library has on their shelves.

For more information on Norm Jorgensen please visit http://www.normanjorgensen.com.au/books/index.html

Ms Marie Grech

Middle School Library