Don’t be scared…
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What a scream!
Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow
It is the day after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his deceased father in the mists along Totter’s Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her late grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane.
Then the faces begin to talk, and scream… and push through into our world. As the alien Shroud begins to feast on the grief of a world in mourning, can the Doctor dig deep enough into his own sorrow to save mankind?
Coming April 2013 – Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1849905762
What people are saying about Tommy…
“We were thrilled to welcome Tommy to the school to lead the workshops. His enthusiasm was infectious and all the students involved really enjoyed learning how to write in such a creative manner.”
Dr David Burns, Assistant Headteacher, The Radclyffe School
“We thoroughly enjoyed having Tommy at Lane End Primary School and he gave our ‘Reading for Pleasure’ focus a real boost. The children were very enthusiastic in the assembly and writing workshops and got a great deal out of the day.”
James Twigg, Headteacher, Lane End Primary School
“Tommy’s energy and enthusiasm are engaging and infectious – even the most reluctant writers are inspired to put pencil to paper. Any child’s suggestion for a story (no matter how off-the-wall) is accepted and skilfully woven into the narrative during Tommy’s fast-paced workshops. A visit from Tommy is a great pick-me-up for a gloomy January.”
Donna Scully, Carr Head Primary School
‘What can I say? Thank you so much for making the trip over the Pennines and inspiring our Freshers and putting ‘story’ at the heart of reading and writing. They haven’t stopped talking about your visit and your books are flying off the shelves! So, a big, HUGE thank you for a resounding success. Hopefully we can invite you back next year to inspire a whole new crop!’
Alison Vanes, David Young Community Academy
‘A sheer joy’ was one comment from our teaching staff. Another came out the workshop session with a beaming smile saying ‘wow!’
I would highly recommend booking the author, Tommy Donbavand – he is thoroughly entertaining; delivering for children an interactive workshop and for staff
helpful hints and tips to help inspire ideas for writing. I suppose you could call it a workshop and INSET all-in-one!
It has been wonderful seeing even struggling readers clinging to books in the Scream Street series and from this, children wanting to set up their own book club.
The parents were thrilled with the way Tommy spent time with the children, valuing their contributions, building on their ideas and remembering their names, even after a long book signing session!
Jo Oakes, Wycliffe Primary School
“What a fantastic day! The children, and staff, thoroughly enjoyed our first author visit. The children would have quite happily ‘interrogated’ Tommy for the whole morning as they are loving his books and had lots of questions. But Tommy kept the day moving and the children were enthusiastic and engaged throughout. I would highly recommend a visit from Tommy, the children are still talking about it and have produced some great work as a result.”
Claire Hitchen, Barmby on the Marsh Primary School