Sarah Mussi

Children's author, YA author

Sarah Mussi
Booking enquiry

Available for

After dinner, Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Website

http://www.facebook.com/SarahMussiAuthor

Contact

sarahmussi@yahoo.co.uk @sarahmussi

Audiences

  • Adult
  • Age 16 to 18+ (College)
  • Age 5 to 7 (KS1)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)
  • Age 11 to 14 (KS3)
  • Age 14 to 16 (KS4)

Awards

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

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.

978-1910240342

HERE BE DRAGONS

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.
978-1444917864

BOMB

Genisis is strapped to a BOMB and being used as a weapon of destruction. Topical, scary; this YA novel looks at extremism and radicalisation.
978-1471401916

BREAKDOWN

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.
978-1444910100

RIOT

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
978-1471400025

ANGEL DUST

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.
978-1444914849

SIEGE

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.

Genres

  • Crime
  • Romance
  • Science fiction

Organisations

  • Soc of Authors
  • SCWBI
  • CWISL Childrens Writers and Illustrators in South London
  • Scattered Authors Society

Keywords

DISABILITY DRAGONS DYSTOPIAN EDGY EXPERIENCED EXTREME EXTREMISM FEMINISM GIRL ISSUES LOVE MYTHS POLITICAL PSHE RADICALISATION READERS RELUCTANT SAFEGUARDING SKYPE SPORTS TEEN URBAN WALES WRITING