27th January 2015

Hello and welcome,

Thank you for visiting my website.

Recently I've been writing books for 12 - 15 year olds who aren't so keen on reading or who find reading pretty tricky. This has been challenging - and great fun to do. They are published by Badger Learning and include Nightmare which is 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!
Also Red Handed and Straw Men for 12 - 15 year olds with a reading age of 6 - 7. These are part of Badger Learning's fab Dark Reads series and are due for release any day now. Very excited about this. The whole series are horror stories that are only around 600 words long and brilliantly illustrated.

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 Australia, 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 Magna and 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.


Lots of school visits coming up including schools in Leicester. Derbyshire, Birmingham and Buckinhamshire. Maybe I'll be visiting your school soon.

Really looking forward to my latest two books coming out - Red Handed and Straw Men. I'm hoping to team up with three other authors who have all got new books out. More details to come.

Also been busy with writing articles for Dogs Monthly magazine, Craft and Design magazine, Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine, b-c-ing-u online magazine and Giddy Limits on line magazine. And of course the best part about writing magazine articles, is going out and about doing the interviews and seeing people and places you wouldn't normally get to meet. A big thank you to my pal Rob Tysall of Tysall's Photography is the man behind the photos that go with my words!

My Monday evening writing classes 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 working to get her first children's book published.
Also, as a group we have just published our second anthology of short stories and poems, New Shorts by The Wordsmiths Our first anthology was Winter Tales. Check them out on Amazon.

For school visits please click on the link above or email me at: ann-evans@btconnect.com

Please visit the childrens site Feel free to pop over to the KIDS section of the website.

Thank you