Alex Woolf

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

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mobile: 07572 426340

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)


What I offer
I very much enjoy visiting schools, giving talks and running workshops in creative writing. I can work with Year 5 up to sixth form, but specialise in Years 7 to 9. I talk about my experience as an author and how I go about planning, researching and writing my books. With my background in publishing, I am ideally suited to explaining the whole process of how books are made, from initial ideas to printed pages. In the workshops I try to equip children with valuable tools to help them create exciting stories of their own. I can also offer talks and workshops that link to curriculum topics in history, science and geography.

My career as an author
After years of working as an editor of children’s books, I decided in 2001 to start trying to write them myself. Since then I have written about 80 works of non-fiction and sixteen YA novels (six under a pseudonym), published by Salariya, Curious Fox, Badger and ReadZone. I have also written seven stories for Fiction Express, online publishers of interactive stories for schools. My novel Aldo Moon and the Ghost of Gravewood Hall was one of Lovereading4kids’ books of the year in 2013, and my horror novel Soul Shadows has been shortlisted for the 2014 RED Book Award.

I am available for commissions, both fiction and non-fiction, for all age ranges from 9 upwards. I also write hi-low fiction for reluctant readers.

Iron Sky: Dread Eagle (isbn:978-1909645004)
The first in a trilogy set in a fantasy Victorian steampunk world of giant airships, coal-powered automata, floating cities and deadly iron eagles.
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Soul Shadows (isbn:978-1782020158)
What if your shadow had a mind of its own? In this spooky YA thriller two young people must battle a shape-shifting army and the sinister forces that called them into being.
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Aldo Moon and the Ghost at Gravewood Hall (isbn:978-1908177841)
Aldo Moon is a teenage ghost-hunter living in Victorian England. With the help of his two companions, Nathan and Lily, he investigates mysterious nocturnal noises at a spooky house in the country.
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Chronosphere: Time out of Time (isbn:978-1907184550)
What if you could buy a year out of time, free to relax, play and party all you liked, safe in the knowledge that at the end of it all you'd be returned back to the moment you left? The first in a three-volume SF story set in the late 22nd century.
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You Wouldn't Want to be in the Trenches in World War I (isbn:978-1909645226)
Best-selling graphic non-fiction about the tribulations of young Tommy Atkins after he enlists with the army in 1914 and must face the horror of the trenches.
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Scattered Authors Society, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Other search criteria:

Crime/Thrillers, Geography and Travel, History and Biography, Horror, Humour, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Science and Technology

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

historical fiction, Victorian, gothic fiction, ancient Rome, hi-low, reluctant reader, steampunk, modern history, skype