Keen readers from Tupton Hall School were star struck when they met acclaimed novelist and children's writer Michelle Paver at a book signing event.
Michelle is best known for penning the popular fantasy series the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness and the Gods of Warriors.
The Year 8 students, who all took part in the Pages to Points reading challenge last year, were invited by Claire Scothern the librarian at Trent College in Long Eaton.
They were accompanied by staff members Miss Fry, Mrs Crowe and Ms Palfreyman, along with sixth former Mitchell Heath who is a big fan of Michelle's books.
Michelle took questions from the audience and talked to the students about how she researches her books. She even brought along artefacts like a reindeer's antler which the children could handle.
A book signing followed, and she spoke to each student individually.
"She was lovely and had lots of patience. Mitchell was still smiling on Monday morning!" said Mrs Pickering, Tupton Hall's Librarian.
Find out more about Michelle Paver's books on her website www.michellepaver.com and look for them in our own library here at Tupton Hall School.