A children’s author and retired teacher from Morecambe is about to publish his seventh adventure book.
After teaching for almost 40 years, Frank English now spends a lot of his time writing.
Over the last few years, he has published six adventure books for children of all ages with his next due out shortly.
Frank also spends some of his time back in schools talking to young people about his writing and giving readings.
To mark World Book Week, from Monday March 3, he has visits arranged to Lancaster’s Ridge Primary School on Wednesday March 5 and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Morecambe, on Friday March 7.
Frank will be spending a day in each school talking about his books which feature a family of sparrows and their friends and are illustrated by Cumbrian artist Pauline Henderson.
In the past, Frank has also visited Dallas Road Primary School, Lancaster; Quernmore C of E Primary School, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Carnforth; and Nether Kellet Community Primary School.
Frank said: “I spend quite a lot of my time visiting primary schools talking to young people about my writing; why I write, where I get my inspiration, how I write, how they can become successful at writing, too. We do readings too.
“In every school I have visited, the youngsters have shared in the excitement long after I have departed.”
Frank’s first three books were the Magic Parcel series, followed by 18 Mulberry Road, 25 Primrose Walk and Autumn Adventures which he published in August.
His new book, Winter Tales, will be published in the spring.