SARAH MUSSI


Children's author, Young adults' author

Available for:
Interview
Talk
Workshop
After dinner speaking
Commission


Website: http://www.facebook.com/SarahMussiAuthor

Contact:
@sarahmussi

Awards:
Winner of the Glen Dimplex & Irish Writers' Award for Best Children's Book
Shortlisted for Branford Boase Award
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal
RIOT ~ Winner of the 2015 Lancashire Book Award
SIEGE - WINNER OF THE CONTEMPORARY BBUKYA AWARD ~ shortlisted~ Oldham Book Award, Leeds, Catalyst Book Award ~ Listed for UKLA, Hampshire Independent Book Awards

Audiences:
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


Details

Sarah Mussi is a talented, multi-award winning author who is also a fully trained English secondary schoolteacher. She can provide workshops for Years 6-8 - especially reluctant readers. She delivers her workshops through interactive speaking & listening and writing elements. They are engaging and thought provoking. Her Snowdonia Reading Adventure is especially suited to this. It offers students new and exciting ways to engage with her novels and the broader context of friendship, mountains (getting into to the big outdoors in the UK) and local legend. She can deliver workshops, related to her YA novels, based on important topical and political issues such as radicalisation, school violence, feminism and eco-topics. These highly gripping, YA workshops are aimed at slightly older Yr8-10 students, but are inclusive - especially of reluctant readers.

Books
I have written more than eight books, including the ones listed. THE LAST OF THE WARRIOR KINGS is a school text. And THE DOOR OF NO RETURN won the Glen Dimplex & Irish Writers' Award.
HERE BE DRAGONS (isbn:978-1910240342)
Middle grade and teenage readers will love this romantic adventure set on Mt Snowdon with dragons! Extreme sports; Search & Rescue; myth, magic and the Mabinogion and an impossible romance.
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BOMB (isbn:978-1444917864)
Genisis is strapped to a BOMB and being used as a weapon of destruction. Topical, scary; this YA novel looks at extremism and radicalisation.
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BREAKDOWN (isbn:978-1471401916)
It is 2084, all the bees have died, society has fallen apart... Melissa believes in a better life, if only she can convince her captors . BREAKDOWN looks at society, our fragile ecosystem and friendship.
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RIOT (isbn:978-1444910100)
What might the future look like for today's teenagers if they can't get a job and the welfare system won't support them? RIOT looks at politics, feminism, riots and forced sterilisation over one long thrilling, nail-biting weekend
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ANGEL DUST (isbn:978-1471400025)
When teenage seraphim, Serafina, is sent to earth to collect the soul of Marcus Montague, original BadBoy Gangsta and deliver him to Hell, she finds herself falling in love. Determined to reform him and save his soul, she makes a pact with the Devil.
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SIEGE (isbn:978-1444914849)
Just a few years into the future and the government want a solution to education. SIEGE covers one school day when Year 9s run amok, with guns inside their secondary school. SIEGE looks at school violence and social responsibility.
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Organisations:
Scattered Authors Society
CWISL Childrens Writers and Illustrators in South London
SCWBI
Soc of Authors

Other search criteria:

Genres:
Crime/Thrillers, Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Book Type:
Fiction for children (any age), Fiction 8-13, Young Adult

Keywords:
disability, Skype, political, feminism, issues, dragons, myths, wales, urban, love, girl, dystopian, reluctant, readers, radicalisation, teen , pshe, writing, extremism, safeguarding, extreme, sports, edgy, experienced,