Jam Factory Inspiration
Author of the hilariously fun 'An Alien in the Jam Factory' discusses the inspirations behind her writing.
My review of 'An Alien in the Jam Factory' is here.
From Messy Drafts to Published Books
Featuring... SF Said, Jasbinder Bilan, Elle McNicholls, Chris Vick, Tamsin Winter, Joseph Elliott, Jenni Spangler, Lucy Strange, Fleur Hitchcock, Joan Haig, Tom Huddleston, Louie Stowell, Chrissie Sains, Penny Chrimes, Anna Hoghton, Anneliese Avery, Alex Cotter, Dan Smith, Sinead O'Hart, Joanne O'Connell, Clare Weze and many more!
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
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'
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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