BEST-SELLING author Milly Johnson is due to get a grilling from TV presenter Christa Ackroyd at an evening with-style event in July.

Fans of the Sunday Times best-selling author will get the chance to learn more about her childhood days in Barnsley, the knockbacks and rejections she endured before finally becoming a successful author and where she gets the inspiration for her books.

Former Calendar and BBC Look North presenter Christa will be asking the questions on the night and she says she's already looking forward to it.

"Milly is one of my favourite authors - I love her books and I'm really excited about asking her the questions so that I can understand more about what makes her tick.

"I'm sure it's going to be a fascinating night for both me and the audience."

Birdwell Academy will host the event on Wednesday July 6.

Tickets for An Evening With Milly Johnson are now on sale, priced at £12.50 each. 

Contact 01226 734630 for tickets, or visit the Barnsley Chronicle reception on Church Street, Barnsley.