Friday, 19 June 2009
A new record has been set by author Nicola Morgan for the greatest number of separate school talks by one author in one day. To celebrate the publication of teen thriller Deathwatch, the Edinburgh based author visited six schools on Monday 15 June and spoke to over 700 pupils over the course of the day. The 'Deathwatch Dash' had audiences of pupils crammed into all available spaces, almost literally hanging from the rafters in the case of one school where the students were peering through the bars of a gallery. Deathwatch, a contemporary thriller featuring a stalker, insects, social networking sites and mental illness, is the culmination of a two-year project with pupils of Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh, who helped to write the book. Nicola is continuing her run of events this week and will be signing copies of Deathwatch at the Children's Bookshop, Edinburgh on Saturday 20 June, 11-1pm.