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....
12th September 2014
Hello and welcome,
Thank you for visiting my website.
My latest book, Nightmare is released today!! 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 can she? Or does the situation go from bad to worse - a lot worse!
My first YA book called Celeste published by Astraea Press is a time slip thriller, set in Coventry - my home city. Set in modern times and the medieval past. I hope you enjoy it.
At present it's out as an ebook, but I've just heard that Astraea will be bringing it out in paperback within the next two months - which is great news.
Also, I have another YA book coming out in time for Halloween. The Uninvited This is also published by Astraea Press, and as you might guess as it's coming out in time for Halloween, there's a supernatural element to this one too. The theme is Vampires!
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 in hardback, published by Magnaand available in libraries and good book shops, and as an ebook on Amazon. Champagne Harvest was first published by People's Friend (DC Thompson) and is now out 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.
As a non-fiction writer, I can also write press releases and copy for businesses, websites and advertisements. Email me for details.
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 heading north to Sunderland (where my parents, grandparents and ancestors hail from)for an author visit to Redhouse Academy.
As mentioned above,Celeste a young adult time slip thriller now out as an ebook, published by Astraea Press. Click over to the Blog and scroll down to hear more about it. I really hope you enjoy it.
Recently heard that Astraea Press are also publishing another book of mine. This one is called The Uninvited and has a creepy vampire theme. This will be part of my Screamseekers series.
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 an anthology of short stories and poems, Winter Tales by The Wordsmiths and our second anthology Stort Stories and Top Tales will be out soon. Check them out on Amazon.
For school visits please click on the link above or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the childrens site Feel free to pop over to the KIDS section of the website.