Globally bestselling author A.F. Steadman visited King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys to speak to students about her international fantasy franchise series Skandar on 31st January 2024. The event was part of the UK-wide Tour for the paperback launch of Skandar and the Phantom Rider (book 2).
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys welcomed local primary schools and year 7 students from around our Foundation as they listened to A.F. Steadman talk about where the idea for the Skandar book series came from, what inspired her to become an author and learn more about the blockbuster fantasy series.
Students were then given the opportunity to create their own unicorn, to possibly feature in a future book within the series, by choosing different qualities and a name.
Waterstones booksellers were also on hand to sell books, to those that didn't already come armed with their well-read copies to be signed by A.F. Steadman after her talk.
Skandar has rightfully taken the world by storm with the first book in the series being Children's Book of the Year in 2023 and is already paving the way to be as iconic as Harry Potter or Percy Jackson.
A.F. Steadman comments: "It was an absolute joy visiting Camp Hill Boys – the children were hugely engaged with reading, thanks to their passionate and committed librarian. And it was wonderful that surrounding schools were invited to join the Skandar fun, which made for excitement and enthusiasm all round. Thank you so much for inviting me to speak.”