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I Almost Died Eating a Pea
A story about a girl with allergies to raise money and awareness for Anaphylaxis UK
Hi, I'm Susie Valentina and I have, like, loads of allergies. This is my story about navigating friendship, food and fear...
It's all to fundraise for Anaphylaxis UK, for the London Marathon 2024:
THE ONCE AND FUTURE BOY
WORK IN PROGRESS WITH THE GOLDEN EGG ACADEMY, LONDON, 2023:
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)
I'm currently being mentored by the fabulous Tilda Johnson of the Golden Egg Academy, hoping to be ready to submit to agents and publishers in 2023!! Watch this space for future news...
Illustrations and text © Chris Soul 2023
Children's Writer, Reviewer, Teacher, Artist
Golden Egg Academy, London
Member of SCBWI British Isles
I have been a primary school teacher for over twelve years, having worked in schools from deprived areas of London to the Andes of Ecuador. I recognise the importance of reading for pleasure, and champion children's literature as an English Lead.
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 mentee of the prestigious Golden Egg Academy. My latest work-in-progress is a middle-grade fantasy-adventure: 'The Once and Future Boy'
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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