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SPACE ODDITY

By Christopher Edge

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THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF MAGIC 

By Amy Sparkes

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THE VALLEY OF LOST SECRETS

By Lesley Parr

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Author of the magnificent Shadow Skye trilogy, explains how he created and developed the unique narrative voices in the series.

Amy Sparkes

Writing and Home-schooling

 

Author of the fabulously fun 'House at the Edge of Magic' explains how she managed to write the book while home-schooling 6 children - in 4 minute bursts!

My review of 'The House at the Edge of Magic' is here.

 

Joseph Elliott

Developing Voice

 

Author of the magnificent Shadow Skye trilogy explains how he created and developed unique narrative voices.

My review of 'The Broken Raven' is here.

 

 

MY WRITING

THE ONCE AND FUTURE BOY

 

WORK IN PROGRESS WITH THE GOLDEN EGG ACADEMY, LONDON, 2020/ 2021:

Middle Grade/ Fantasy- Adventure

 

The Storm Keeper's Island' meets 'The Dark is Rising'

Or 'Stranger Things' meets 'The Power of Now'

(Mental health for boys)

When his father, a Squadron Leader, is declared 'missing in action', Scott Whittaker vows to 'man-up', be brave and find him.

But soon Scott uncovers secrets about his father's magical ancestry, plunging him into strange and terrifying worlds of Arthurian legend and Cornish folklore. Darkness is rising and an ancient enemy is gathering his military might for revenge. Only by truly understanding what it means to be brave, can Scott find his father - and return light and hope to the land at last. 

Illustrations and text © Chris Soul 2021

 

BIO

ABOUT ME

Children's Writer, Reviewer, Teacher, Artist

Golden Egg Academy, London, 2020 & 2021

Member of SCBWI British Isles

I have been a primary school teacher for ten years, having worked in schools from deprived areas of London to the Andes of Ecuador. I have often read my own stories, children's books, and fairy-tales to my classes, and discussed the issues of the day. Children understand perhaps better than adults what is going on in the world and what we need to do to make a difference.

 

Currently I review the latest children's books and have been included in publicity campaigns for some of the major children's publishing houses in the UK. I am also a middle-grade writer and student of the prestigious Golden Egg Academy 2020 - 2021. My latest work-in-progress is a middle-grade fantasy-adventure: 'The Once and Future Boy'

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Before becoming a teacher I worked for arts organisations, including setting up and running a community magazine. I also briefly worked as a freelance reporter and arts reviewer for a local newspaper. 

Creativity is my thing - I love writing and reading books especially. I love championing the very best in children's literature. I am also a husband and father to two wonderful daughters.

 

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CONTACT

Email: chrissoul@hotmail.co.uk | Twitter: @ChrisSoulUK | Web: chrissoul.co.uk

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