28th September 2015

Hello and welcome,

Thank you for visiting my website.

My most important news is that I've been invited to be Patron of Reading at Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry! I'm feeling really honoured to have been asked, and I can't wait to start working with the students in the new school year. You'll see the link on my home page.

I do have a new POR blog though. It will be linked into my POR pages soon. But for now, you'll find it by Googling AnnEvansPOR.blogspot.co.uk

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. So far Badger Learning have published three of my books, and three more are due for release in September 2015. Out now 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 and Straw Men which are short illustrated books, which pack a punch! These are part of Badger Learning's fab Dark Reads series. In September, watch out for a series specially for girls. By My Side (you'll need your tissues!).

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.


Apart from being made Patron of Reading - sorry to harp on about it. Recent school visits have included the Holy Family Catholic Primary School and Finham Park School, Coventry. And, I teamed up with author Karen King, on one of our KAT school visits (Kids and Authors Together) at Bablake School, Coventry.

Also been busy writing articles for Collector's Gazette magazine, Diecast Collector, Dogs Monthly magazine 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 in print. 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: ann-evans@btconnect.com

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

Thank you