ALMOST 100 people crowded into the upstairs room of a town centre inn to hear a children’s author read from her latest book.
The event on Monday at The Kings Arms in High Street, Berkhamsted, was to reward school children who took part in Sue Hampton’s competition.
It was launched in May to mark the release of her Ashridge-inspired book, The Judas Deer. Children had to write a poem or make a piece of art about a white deer to win prizes.
More than 90 children from nine schools in Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead took part.
The art winners were Alex Boucher, Freya Percy, Ellie Wilson, Thomas Oxland-Isles, Mackenzie Johnson, Marina Symington, Lily Davies and Sophie Lofty.
The poetry winners were Emily Slay, Hannah Lansdell, Emily Williams, Eleanor Wingfield, and Bea Park.
They were each given a signed copy of one of their choice of Sue’s 12 novels - plus a bookmark, poster and certificate.
To see their art, go to www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk and click on the picture of The Judas Deer on the home page.
“I was delighted by the imagination, skill and commitment of those who took part,” said Sue.