THE author of Aliens Stink and Astrosaurs visited a school in Cadmore End to inspire them to write.

Steve Cole went to Cadmore End Church of England School  and spoke to the whole school.

Teacher Margaret Johnston said: "It was fantastic- the pupils really enjoyed it. Steve was really engaging and very animated.

"He did a bit of reading from his latest book and spoke a lot about how he got into writing and how hard it was and how he never gave up.

"It was really inspiring for the children to use their imagination."

He sold a few books at the end, which he signed for pupils.