Author Talk at Miranda Library - Sue Whiting on 'Get a Grip, Cooper Jones'

A class of 24 Year 8 students from Port Hacking High School were invited to attend an author talk at Miranda Library today with local children's and teenage fiction writer Sue Whiting discussing her latest teen fiction novel 'Get a Grip, Cooper Jones'. A novel about life spinning out of control and becoming way too complicated.

Sue developed her passion for children's literature as a primary school teacher and now divides her time between working as a children’s book editor and writing stories for young people.

It was an entertaining and informative session for the students, with Sue explaining the story behind her new book, which took 8 years to write, with some parts of it inspired by local events including the 2002 bushfires that hit Stanwell Tops.

Kids were given the chance to ask Sue questions about her life and her work, getting useful tips for any budding writers in the group.

Here is a video on 'Get a Grip, Cooper Jones'

Look out for more upcoming Author Talks to be held in Sutherland Shire Libraries.

For more information on Sue Whiting & 'Get a Grip, Cooper Jones' click here