Ann Evans

Also writes as Ann Carroll

Children's author, Young adults' author, Author of books for adults, Ghostwriter, Journalist

Available for:


Contact: Email: or telephone 07535 665 892 or 024 76 455646.

Raring2Read Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013 for The Beast.
Keeper (published by Badger Learning) is currently shortlisted in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards - Rapid reads category.

Adults, 5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college


Hello, I'm a Coventry author with more than 30 years experience and around 30 books traditionally published. I write fiction and non-fiction for children, YA, reluctant readers and adults. I'm available for school visits all year round, and have some availability for World Book Week 2018.

I find it very rewarding to encourage and help others wanting to write, so I run writing classes, plus some on-line tuition for adults and children. And of course I do author visits at schools. I'm currently a Patron of Reading for a Coventry senior school.


I find there's nothing better that talking about books and writing with the aim of inspiring others to read and write creatively. My school visits with talks and workshops are tailored to suit individual classes and children. These sessions can be on any aspect of fiction or non-fiction.

I'm also regularly asked to give talks to adult groups on writing and being a writer with all its ups and downs, and as with the school visits, I have always had very pleasing and favourable feedback and comments from these sessions. 


I live in Coventry, West Midlands, but I will travel fairly extensively for school visits. Travel expenses are not incurred for schools in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

I'm CRB/DBS checked and fully insured for school visits.

Full details about school visits, talks, workshops and course can be found on my website,




Suspense and thrillers seem to be my forte, for young readers and for adults.
A Little Secret (isbn:9781788372213)
A short horror story for teenage reluctant readers.
Living the Lie (isbn:978-1784646233)
YA reluctant reader book. Ella is forced to lie - about everything. Her home, her mum. She hates lying, but she has no choice. If she was to tell the truth the consequences would be devastating.
Keeper (isbn:9781784647087)
YA book for reluctant readers. The new people are keeping rare breeds of animals. Robyn can't believe the keeper could be so reckless as to allow the most dangerous creature to roam freely, killing. Surely the beautiful Sheena wouldn't do that.
By My Side (isbn:978-1784643218)
Short novel for reluctant teen readers.
Blank (isbn:978-1784646219)
Perfect for YA reluctant readers. Eric awakes from a coma, his memory blanked. Everyone seems to hate him for the terrible thing he did. But how can he defend himself when his memory is a blank?
Kill or Die (isbn:1912175142)
Adult crime thriller book published by Bloodhound Books.
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Celeste (isbn:978-1500982492)
A time slip thriller for YA readers
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Straw Men (isbn:978-1784640972)
Short illustrated book for very high-low readers
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Nightmare (isbn:978-1781479728)
A short horror story for reluctant readers
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Red Handed (isbn:978-1784640958)
Short illustrated book for very high-low readers
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The Uninvited
A mystery story for young adults with a vampire-ish theme.
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Kicked Into Touch (isbn:9781784644390)
Illustrated high-low book for 14-15 year olds with reading age of 6-7.
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Pointing the Finger
A whodunnit in ebook form
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How to Spend like a Celebrity (isbn:978-1784643713)
Magazine style non fiction book about celebrity spending
Become a Writer - A Step by Step Guide (isbn:ISBN 978-1907670244)
A book for budding writers, covering magazine writing, all aspects of fiction, interviewing techniques, editing and polishing, getting published, writing exercises, tips and quotes.
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Children's History of Coventry (isbn:978-1-84993-116-8)
Illustrated history of Coventry from Roman to modern times.
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Rampage (isbn:9780746078921)
The third in the Beast trilogy. Karbel meets his greatest challenge yet.
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The Reawakening (isbn:074607882X)
When a ghost busting team go in search of the ghost of a sabre toothed tiger said to haunt a remote Scottish valley they unleash a terror they hadn't bargained for.
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The Beast (isbn:0746060343)
The ghost of a fearsome beast is roaming the Valley of Shadows, bringing terrror.
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Pushing His Luck (isbn:0439911493)
Henry was a kindly old man, can you help solve his murder?
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Stealing The Show (isbn:0439012082)
The hottest new boy band on tour, but a murder occurs. Can you work out who did it?
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Fishing For Clues (isbn:0439011485)
A canal boat murder mystery for you to solve.
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Deadly Hunter (isbn:0590197169)
Lies, secrets and a deadly white wolf on the prowl.
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Disaster Bay (isbn:0590192493)
A phantom horseman and a crumbling cliff-top house are just two of the problems for Amber and Dean.
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Cry Danger (isbn:1904529313)
A school adventure holiday in Wales becomes a nightmare for Sophie.
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The Trunk (isbn:9780143306986)
A creepy horror story set in the Australian outback.
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The Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ); The Romantic Novelists Association (RNA), Crime Writers Association (CWA), Scattered Authors Society (SAS); the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)

Other search criteria:

Crime/Thrillers, History and Biography, Horror, Romance

Book Type:
Non fiction for adults, Non fiction for children, Fiction for adults, Fiction for children (any age), Picture books, Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Young Adult, Educational books

World Book Week, school visits, school workshops, author visit, reluctant readers, high-low books, non fiction, fiction, journalist, disability, special needs, young adult, magazine writing, creative writing tutor.