Eric's adventures return

Blackpool teacher turned author Dan Worsley hopes to inspire children to get reading as he tours his new action-packed story '˜Eric Appleby: Danger Zone' across Lancashire this summer.

Monday, 31st July 2017, 3:42 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:50 pm
Author Dan Worsley with his new book Eric Appleby: Danger Zone

Having taught at Layton Primary School for 15 years, Dan developed what topics the children were most enthusiastic about when reading.

He then decided that he wanted to create stories that would encourage children to read, something which Dan is very passionate about.

“Ultimately, I’m on a literary mission to get lots of children and young people excited about reading and writing”

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Dan’s first book ‘Impossible Tales’ captured the imaginations of many children, as did his first Eric book: ‘Eric Appleby: Zero to Hero”.

Two years on, Dan has reunited the team who originally made Eric a reality and produced a sequel that will once again ignite children’s passion for reading.

‘Eric Appleby: Danger Zone’ sees underdog hero Eric once again undertake a rip-roaring adventure sure to engage young minds.

This summer Dan will focus his time on writing his next book, as well as visiting libraries across Blackpool and Lancashire, performing his stories to his young readers.

He will also be visiting both primary and secondary schools in term time across the North West, something which he is passionate about.

“Meeting the young readers is the best aspect of being a children’s author and storyteller,” Dan added.

The Eric Appleby: Danger Zone Launch Tour will take place over August on the following dates:

- August 4, Boundary Library at 2.30pm

- August 10, Moor Park Library at 10.30am

- August 15, Palatine Library at 11am

- August 18, Layton Library at 11am

For details on Dan’s books and his ‘Eric Appleby: Danger Zone’ Launch Tour visit

By Kiera Tatton