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Gaming and Writing with Tom Nicoll and Jamie Russell

Watch authors Tom Nicoll and Jamie Russell in this online event for P4–7 as they discuss their shared love for gaming and how it influenced their writing careers and changed their lives.

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Watch authors Tom Nicoll and Jamie Russell in this online event for P4–7 as they discuss their shared love for gaming and how it influenced their writing careers and changed their lives.

Jamie was only five years old when he saw his first arcade machine in action (it was Space Invaders in a greasy fish and chip shop!). He went on to become a film reviewer, editor, screenwriter and writer for gaming bible Edge Magazine.

Tom is an award-winning writer of funny books for children, including the There's a Dragon in my... series and Boyband of the Apocalypse, which won the Stockton Children's Book of the Year 2019. He's mainly talking about his video game based series Level Up.

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