Over to You

Exit DoorsThanks to students at the International School of Amsterdam for creating these fabulous door book-covers (right):

Also to C Hanson, Higham Lane School, Nuneaton for this fabulous underworld news story

This is the winning entry from the map competition:

winnersmallThanks also to Daniel Sims (Bay House School and Sixth Form, Gosport, Hampshire), Hannah Brayford (Hugo Meynell Primary School, Loggerheads, Shropshire) and Louise Greenhill (The Polesworth School, Dordon, Staffordshire).



  1. harriet43 says:

    Hi Barney, Very sorry to have missed you at Riverside the other day, and hope you are feeling better now. My tips would be to keep putting one word in front of the other (it really is the only way!), to plan your story’s structure before you start writing and to see in your mind’s eye the action you are writing about. Good luck!

  2. william says:

    Hello harriet, it’s william from the book workshop visit.I realy enjoyed it.Wanted to tell you I would keep in touch like you told me to.thank you for the visit.See you another time.

  3. harriet43 says:

    Hello William, Lovely to hear from you. Hope you’re still writing your amazing story about the infinity egg. It was brilliant working with you and I very much hope to meet you again! Keep enjoying your reading and writing.

  4. william says:

    Oh, I only just got it bak today because I had to ask for it and they acseedently [I didn't know and when I asked mummy she had forgot]gav me castels[same as before] but I gave it to him.I only have some time to talk just under a hour before bed time so its about all I can do or not do it atall.
    If you don’t want me talk on this, then tell me when not to for the I chat but I will always [unles I forget] go on mondays.So bye!

  5. harriet43 says:

    Hi again William, Glad you got the right story in the end. I did another Able Writers’ Day in Manchester today and told all the students I met about your fabulous infinity egg story! They thought it was very cool.

  6. Emily says:

    Hi you came to my school and I loved it! You are such an inspiration and I want to be like you when I grow up. I have read all of your books and I even got a signed copy. Tell William I loved his idea of an infinity egg. I hoped you liked my story. I think you did because you read it out to everyone (my teachers loved it) but it was a bit scary because everyone was staring at me but I better get used to that if I want to be like you when I’m older. Please reply to my comment. From Emily

    PS. You are so cool

  7. harriet43 says:

    Hi Emily, Your story was really excellent. You should be very proud of yourself! So glad you enjoyed the day – KEEP READING AND WRITING!!

  8. SquishyUnicornlover says:

    Hi Harriet you came to my school on the 25/04/2018 I was the one who made that story that starts with there is no ordinary baby girl . No. And that is all you heard i enjoyed your visit to my school and all of my friends said to me that they want you to come back to our school and I was definitely agreeing I was the one who also said to you that you gave me more confidence to write my story’s and you are my inspiration thank you . P.s my email dose not work xxxxxxxxx your biggest fan

  9. harriet43 says:

    Dear “SquishyUnicornLover”, Lovely to hear from you. I remember your first line. It definitely stands out! So glad you enjoyed the visit and that I helped to give you some confidence. Keep reading and writing!

  10. Squishy unicorn lover says:

    Hi Harriet
    Thank you for responding we Misyou greatly improved am with true if u remember her .
    Aimee and tru
    P.s thank you for inspiring us in our writing

  11. Gemma says:

    Hi Harriet. You are such an amazing writer and all of us would love you to be our English teacher. I hope everything is well. Will you be releasing a new book soon? I would be the first one to take one! Love gemma

  12. harriet43 says:

    Hi Gemma, What a lovely message – thank you! So glad you enjoyed the day. I’m working on a new book at the moment, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy reading the four that are already published. x

  13. Dear Harriet,
    On behalf of Lauren, Violet, Emily and myself of Nailsworth School, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the super session at Gastrells school today. Your enthusiasm and patience was inspiring and motivating and made me want to help youngsters! Seeing their faces when you read with expression was priceless. Lauren is very much looking forward to reading the book and I have already summarised the day, along with photos to the headmaster and the class teachers. Thank you once again and hope you had a safe journey home. Kind regards, Natalie Wooldridge on behalf of Nailsworth Primary School.

  14. harriet43 says:

    Hi Natalie, Thank you for your lovely message and for being such a support to the children you accompanied today. I was so impressed with the whole group: for such young children they were so attentive and willing to learn. They REALLY got somewhere by the end of the day. Hope Lauren enjoys EXIT 43: do encourage her to stay in touch via the website. Many thanks again for your great input. Very best wishes,

  15. Sienna says:

    Hi Harriet you came into my school this morning and I really liked your books they are really good! I like writing ✍️ and I want to know why did you want to write.

  16. harriet43 says:

    Hi Sienna, It was great meeting you all! I started writing because of the dream I told you about, and it all kind of snowballed from there. Good luck with your own writing.

  17. Frankie says:

    Excellent web site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays.
    I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  18. harriet43 says:

    Hi Frankie – thank you very much.

  19. Finn kelly says:

    I was one of the pupils at King Charles high schools
    Can I ask how you come up with names for characters?
    All of my ideas are too obscure!
    Please get back to me unless you want stories with a police officer Called blobby blobbington

  20. harriet43 says:

    Hi Finn, Names usually just feel “right” to me for a character. What would SUIT them? Also, study a map of the UK, and you’ll probably come up with all sorts of names! Good luck!

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