News & Gallery
Welcome to my News & Gallery page.
This is a place where you can keep up to date with all the new and exciting events.
Over the past couple of months I’ve been visiting schools talking to their pupils about ‘The Final Raven’. Here are some great photos taken on the day and some kinds words tweeted!
“Thanks for visiting us yesterday finianblack! Our Junior School had a great time listening to you!”
Litherland High School
Meeting the Raven Master at The Tower London
I recently travelled to the Tower of London to meet the Ravenmaster, Chris Skaife.
Chris’s love for the amazing ravens is obvious, and it was a huge privilege to spend time with him and the birds.
Here I am with Chris, and a copy of The Final Raven.
The ravens fly around the Tower during the day and if you’re patient, they will come up to you in the hope of a bonus snack!
I love the picture of the Shard rising up into the mist, set against the old buildings of the Tower. I can imagine the children in the book standing where I was, and how the Shard would have appeared to them…
Photographs from my trip to The Tower of London.
I visited Hampshire Collegiate School and Stroud School to meet years 5 and 6. We had a great time looking at how ‘WHAT IF?’ is the start point for any story. The children came up with brilliant ideas. Some of my favourites were ‘what if everybody in my school starts turning into a zombie’ and ‘what if a boy wakes up as a pizza?’!!
The children were engaged, enthusiastic and interested in my life as a doctor, soldier and author.
Thanks to the staff for organising the visits!
Hampshire Collegiate School pupils with their copies of
THE FINAL RAVEN.
Discovery Centre’s 10th Birthday!
I was pleased to be invited to Winchester Discovery Centre’s 10th Birthday celebrations. I met lots of readers and we chatted about THE FINAL RAVEN, King Arthur, the Tower of London and the sequel, on its way Spring 2018.
Keep checking back for pictures of me with the ravens and the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London – coming soon!
Inside the Winchester Discovery Centre