Ian C Douglas

Ian C Douglas

Children's author, Journalist, YA author

Also writes as

Ian Charles Douglas
http://www.iandouglas-writer.com
info@iandouglas-writer.com
07596 089634
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Further Education, University, Adult

Genres

Fantasy, Fiction, History, Humour, Magical realism, Non-Fiction, Science fiction, Short story, Travel

Book types

Alphabet, Anthologies, Educational, Fiction for children, Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Picture book

Awards

  • MA in Creative Writing (Distinction)
  • TEFL Certificate
  • Ian is an ambassador for Achievement For All
  • Several of his short stories have won competitions

Organisations

  • Nottingham Writer's Studio
  • Society of Children's Writers and Book Illustrators
  • Society of Authors
  • NAWE

Details

Ian runs workshops at schools, universities, writer groups and book festivals. These include sessions on creative writing, science fiction and fantasy, as well as local history. Making up imaginary lands (world building) and fantasy creatures are among his popular topics. For adult writers, he covers writing for children and YA and other literary skills. Ian believes we learn best when we're having fun. His workshops have an emphasis on games, quizzes and group work. Through Nottingham Writer's Studio and Writing East Midlands Ian mentors emerging writers. In 2019, Ian was a guest of honour at the Malta's 'Literacy Stars Festival'.

Ian's SF novel 'The Infinity Trap,' set on Mars, launched the Zeke Hailey book series. The fifth and final book in the saga, The Paradox War is due out late 2021. He offers schools visits with readings, weird Martian facts, astronomy and a big dollop of creative writing! In 2020 The Infinity Trap won the best International Children's Book in the Eyelands Award. Find out more about the books at zekehailey.com

Ian is author of the 'Children's History of Nottinghamshire', and visits schools/libraries with the History Roadshow, a lively mix of slideshows, quizzes, readings, games and creative activities. 

He is the scribe behind the Snowpo The Bear, an early reader app on itunes. He is also a story writer at Eduland, reaching an audience of up to two million Chinese children. Notts TV kindly invite Ian on regularly to talk about 'books and Notts'. 

He is a prolific short story writer. Some have won prizes and he was a finalist in the Independent On Sunday travel writing competition. His radio play 'Long Shadows' was broadcast in Canada. Ian has written for the press for many years and is a reviewer with Nottingham's award-winning Left Lion paper. Ian has a MA in Creative Writing (Distinction).

Ian taught English language for 11 years.

Please feel very welcome to contact Ian through this site to discuss your ideas about an author visit. 

Some of the comments on the History Roadshow...

"Thank you for such a lovely morning . The children really enjoyed you lesson and have been talking about it ever since." Year 7 teacher, Notts.

"Hi Ian,
Thank you for a great session, it went really well and the children will remember it for some time!
Best Wishes"  Nottingham Librarian.

Books by Ian C Douglas

978-1849931731
A Children's History of Nottinghamshire

A Children's History of Nottinghamshire

Fascinating and informative, with plenty of gruesome facts, cartoons and beautiful illustrations 
978-09923654-1-7
The Infinity Trap

The Infinity Trap

How far would you go to find your dad? For Zeke Hailey, even Mars is not too far. 
978-1-925956-20-7
Electron's Blade

Electron's Blade

It’s war! Ruthless terrorists force the Governor of Mars into military action. Only one boy can stop the bloodshed. Psychic teenager Zeke Hailey speaks the ancient Martian language. He alone can figure out the riddle of Electron’s Blade. This mysterious alien artefact may hold the secret to peace on the red planet. Both the Governor and rebel colonists seek Zeke’s help. But which side should he trust? As old foes return, the conflict rapidly escalates. Zeke discovers that nowhere, not even his beloved school for psychics, is safe from the warfare. But is there a deeper conspiracy at work? Who are the shadowy Martian State Brigade? And what of the Spiral, still haunting Zeke’s visions? Is Zeke a pawn in a game played since the dawn of time? Will he stop the apocalypse, or release it?  
9781925496307
The Particle Beast

The Particle Beast

They say the truth can set you free. On Mars the truth can kill. A secret revealed leads Zeke Hailey to a lost alien city and a terrifying monster. 
978-1925148763
Gravity's Eye

Gravity's Eye

On Mars your best friend can be your worst enemy. Zeke must face a psychic teen, an assassin robot and monster to save humanity. 
9781909031500
A Clockwork Iris

A Clockwork Iris

Anthology of sci-fi tales about Iris Wildthyme, the time travelling adventurer 
978-1500592929
Totally Amazing Spider Tales

Totally Amazing Spider Tales

A collection of gruesome and scary tales all about spiders! 
978 1 78477 049 5
Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales from Reluctant Travellers

Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales from Reluctant Travellers

Anthology of real life travel memoirs from writers who travelled alone 
978-1908030139
To End All Wars

To End All Wars

An omnibus of 27 short graphic narratives based on actual events, characters, circumstances, incidents, myths or consequences of the Great War. 
978-1948396110
Curiosities #7 Quarantine 2020

Curiosities #7 Quarantine 2020

Curiosities returns with new steampunk stories of mysterious machines, curios contraptions, mannerly magicks, a heroic noveltrix, and tea. Ever so much tea.  
Snowpo the Bear

Snowpo the Bear

Beautifully illustrated story about Snowpo's adventures in London and told in rhyme 
Snowpo the Bear 2

Snowpo the Bear 2

Beautifully illustrated story about Snowpo's adventures in London and told in rhyme 
Snowpo the Polar Bear Meets Crafty Tycoon Seal

Snowpo the Polar Bear Meets Crafty Tycoon Seal

I have many names like Snowpo, Popo, Babing bear, Bai Xiong, but you can just call me Snow or Po if you like. I hope we can be friends. 

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ASTRONOMY CHILDREN'S HISTORY DISABILITY EAST MIDLANDS HISTORY LOCAL HISTORY MARS NOTTINGHAM QUIZ SKYPE SPACE TRAVEL