We are excited to announce that the author David Goutcher will be visiting Canon Slade School on Tuesday 27th February as part of our Book Week.
All year 7 and 8 students will listen to David’s talk in the chapel during period 2 and 3 respectively.
David, is a former law enforcement officer who spent most of his career working under cover and in covert surveillance. He trained fellow officers in trade craft and survival skills and went on to work alongside UK Security Services. He also travelled abroad, liaising and collaborating with International Intelligence Agencies on covert operations.
Drawing from his experiences, he has created Spy Quest, an award winning, online interactive game, that replicates the excitement and exhilaration, that he found from real life experiences. The Polybius Games studio has established itself as a leader in Augmented Reality technology and incorporated it into the fabric of the game story-lines.
He hired Andy Briggs (Tarzan) to help him write the first Spy Quest novel; Polybius – The Urban Legend and has now embarked on a new chapter of his career, as a professional writer in his own right.
Just like the Spy Quest game, his first solo novel ‘The Cursed Diamond’ pushes the boundaries of the publishing industry and immerses readers like never before, as they read the book and watch the augmented reality movies at the same time.