Author Lauren James shares expertise with Ipswich High School pupils

Author Lauren James giving a talk to pupils at Ipswich high School. Picture: JAMIE GOODCHILD

Author Lauren James giving a talk to pupils at Ipswich high School. Picture: JAMIE GOODCHILD - Credit: Archant

A popular young adult novelist shared her expertise and advice with Ipswich High School pupils last week during a special visit.

Copies of author Lauren James' books were available to have signed at Ipswich high School. Picture:

Copies of author Lauren James' books were available to have signed at Ipswich high School. Picture: JAMIE GOODCHILD - Credit: Archant

Lauren James, author of the Next Together series, stopped by at the school on Friday as part of her book signing tour, where she gave a talk on writing tips, characterisation, genre fiction, fan fiction, and the arts and sciences.

Pupils at Ipswich High School enjoyed a talk and book signing from author Lauren James. Picture: JAM

Pupils at Ipswich High School enjoyed a talk and book signing from author Lauren James. Picture: JAMIE GOODCHILD - Credit: Archant

The youngsters then enjoyed a book signing with the British author.

Author Lauren James giving a talk to pupils at Ipswich high School. Picture: JAMIE GOODCHILD

Author Lauren James giving a talk to pupils at Ipswich high School. Picture: JAMIE GOODCHILD - Credit: Archant

The 25-year-old is also a passionate advocate for getting girls into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

Author Lauren James giving a talk to pupils at Ipswich high School. Picture: JAMIE GOODCHILD

Author Lauren James giving a talk to pupils at Ipswich high School. Picture: JAMIE GOODCHILD - Credit: Archant

Wendy Offord, learning resource centre manager at the school said: “We have had a truly inspirational morning with YA, STEM-linked author, Lauren James.

“The pupils are buzzing with enthusiasm following her talk and are already busily reading the books that they have had signed and hand embossed by Lauren.”