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....
24th February 2016
Hello and welcome,
Thank you for visiting my website.
It's almost World Book Week! Is your school celebrating in any way - maybe dressing up as your favourite character?
I'll be visiting a number of schools over the next month or two, includinf Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry where I'm their Patron of Reading. I'll also be spending the day at Frederick Bird Primary School in Coventry, Stoke Heath Primary School and Eden Girls School. I'll be travelling a bit further afield the following month when I team up with fellow author Karen King to do some KAT Author Visit - that's Kids and Authors Together. I'm really looking forward to meeting lots of you very soon.
If you've read any of my books, you'll see that I like exciting books, that keep you guessing - or even send a shiver down the spine!
Recently I've been writing books for 12 - 15 year olds who aren't so keen on reading or who find reading difficult. Publisher, Badger Learning have published six of my books. These are 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,Straw Men and Kicked into Touch which are short illustrated books, which pack a punch! These are part of Badger Learning's fab Dark Reads series. Then is a series specially for girls, there's By My Side (you'll need your tissues!). And if you love reading about celebrities, check out How to Spend Like a Celebrity which is a non fiction book - the the things some of those celebs spend their case on is almost like fiction!!
Have you read Amazon Best Seller 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.
I've also been busy writing articles for Collector's Gazette magazine, Diecast Collector, The Countryman, Dolls House and Miniature Scene, Dogs Monthly and b-c-ing-u online 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 see. A big thank you to my pal Rob Tysall of Tysall's Photography who is the man behind the photos that go with my words!
My Monday evening writing classes are still going well. It's so rewarding to see previously unpublished writers now getting their work published. One particular student is now getting her articles published regularly while another has been signed up with a renowned literary agent working to get her first children's book published.
As a group we have published two anthologies of short stories and poems, New Shorts by The Wordsmiths and Winter Tales. Check them out on Amazon.
For school visits, including KAT 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.