Sandra Shannon, freelance writer - Rampage
James aged 9 - The Beast
Kirstie aged 14 - The Beast
Adele Geras, TES Teacher and Author - The Beast
Daniel aged 11 - The Beast
Karl aged 11 - The Beast
After a few days, she begins to make out the shape of an animal. Unfortunately, her family do not believe her and say that it is just her imagination. continued....
The Guardian - The Beast
Zoe aged 14 - The Beast
Salmaan aged 9 - The Beast
Luke age 9 - The Beast
Alex aged 10 - The Beast
But change is on the way, as humans excavate the ground to build a new bypass. There’s great excitement when the bones of a woolly mammoth continued....
4th November 2014
Hello and welcome,
Thank you for visiting my website.
My latest book, Nightmare is now out. Published by Badger Learning it's one of a fantastic series of Teen Reads for reluctant teen readers. It's a horror story about a boy who is being plagued by bad dreams. Weird Elspeth in his class says she can help but the situation goes from bad to worse - a lot worse!
Have you read Celeste? Published by Astraea Press it's a time slip thriller, set in Coventry - my home city. Set in modern times and the medieval past. I hope you enjoy it.
It's out as a paperback and an ebook.
If you like spooky reads, you might enjoy The Uninvited This is also published by Astraea Press, Pop along to my blog to learn more about and and read an extract.
Another recent book is The Trunk published by Penguin, under the name of S.Carey (scary). It's a cute little pocket book which is part of the Eerie Series
While another of my books, The Beast published by Usborne has won the Raring2Read category in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013. Big thank you to everyone who voted for it.
A Tropical Affair first published by My Weekly is now out as an ebook and in hardback, published by Magnaand available in libraries and good book shops.Champagne Harvest was first published by People's Friend (DC Thompson) and is now out as an ebook and in large print, (F.A.Thorpe Publishing).
I love writing non-fiction too. A Children's History of Coventry seems to be very popular in schools, I'm happy to say. Plus I write magazine features on absolutely anything and everything! I worked for 13 years at the Coventry Telegraph as a Feature Writer, writing specifically on food and drink, gardens, travel and pets. My Pet SOS weekly feature won the RSPCA Media Award one year, and I know the regular animal news helped many homeless cats and dogs find new homes.
It's great to help other up and coming writers and so I regularly run writing courses and workshops at my Nuneaton studio, and for anyone further afield, please contact me regarding one-to-one help online, and Writer's Surgery. Budding writers will find my book Become A Writer. A Step by Step Guide useful. Plus I do school visits. There's more details on the school visits page.
So please browse my website, have a read of the various book extracts, and pop over to the 'kids' area too and see what's going on there.
Looking forward to working with the pupils of Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College soon, and pupils of the Chantry School in Worcester.
Taking part in a Careers Day at Keresley Grange Primary next week. There will be a whole range of people in different professions chatting the the children, and I'll be talking about being a writer.
Had a good trip up to Sunderland (where my parents, grandparents and ancestors hail from)for an author visit to Redhouse Academy.
My Monday evening writing class are going well. It's so exciting to see previously unpublished writers now getting their work in print. One particular student is now getting her articles published regularly while another has just been signed up with a renowned literary agent, who will be working to get her first children's book published.
Also, as a group we have published a new anthology of short stories and poems, New Shorts by The Wordsmiths Our first anthology was Winter Tails. Check them out on Amazon.
For school visits please click on the link above or email me at: email@example.com
Please visit the childrens site Feel free to pop over to the KIDS section of the website.