Ann Evans

Also writes as Ann Carroll, S.Carey,

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.

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. I write fiction and non-fiction. My latest book, a reluctant reader teen book, Keeper, was released Jan 2017 bringing the total number of published books to 27, with an historical romance and a crime thriller both being released in 2017. I'm also a freelance writer for various magazines with well over 1,000 articles published. Plus I worked as a feature writer for 13 years at the Coventry Telegraph

I enjoy encouraging others to write and my non-fiction book Become a Writer – a step by step guide is packed full of tips, advice and writing exercises. I also run writing classes for adults, and of course school visits. My children's books tend to be mystery, adventure and thrillers aimed at key stage 2 and YA. One of my books, The Beast has won the Raring2read category in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013. 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. 


KAT stands for Kids and Authors Together – it also stands for Karen and Ann Together. That's myself teaming up with author Karen King ( Under the KAT banner we offer creative writing talks and workshops for both Key stage 1 and 2. While both authors work individually with all age groups, for KAT sessions, Karen will be working with key stage 1 and I will be working with key stage 2. We do three workshops each – so that's six 40-minute (to an hour) sessions in one day and the fee is less than the Society of Authors' recommended fee for just one author (plus travel expenses if incurred) Additionally, there's a free signed book from each of us as a gift to the school at the end of the day. Bargain!! 


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,




I love writing mystery and thrillers. I have 27 books to my name and another two due out in 2017. I write for KS2, YA including reluctant readers; and for adults.
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?
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.
Straw Men (isbn:978-1784640972)
Short illustrated book for very high-low readers
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Celeste (isbn:978-1500982492)
A time slip thriller for YA 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); Romantic Novelists Association (RNA), Scattered Authors Society (SAS); the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)and The Coventry Writers Group.I'm also a Patron of Reading.

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.