Savita Kalhan

Savita Kalhan

Children's Author, YA Author, Short Story Writer
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Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Further Education, Age 16 to 18+, University, Adult

Book types

Fiction for young-adults, Young Adult


Author visits, library visits, creative writing workshops

I love to meet my readers, and talk to teenagers about reading, writing and books.

My books and short stories are aimed at KS2 and KS3 and young adults. I am very happy to talk about the themes in my books and the discussions those themes raise are lively, inclusive and leaves kids with much food for thought. 

I write short stories too, which are perfect for creative writing workshops. Kids taking part in one of my creative writing workshops learn how to craft a story.

Not only that, they also learn how to collaborate with a partner. Developing listening, reading and writing skills are all part of the creative writing workshop. 

Using a variety of opening paragraphs and opening sentences, in the creative workshop kids can also explore the different genres of fiction, from contemporary, adventure, science fiction/dystopian, magic/fantasy, horror, historical to ghost stories and more.


You can find out lots more about me from my website

My fees are set at The Society of Authors guidelines for either a whole day or half a day, so please contact me if you would like current details or would like any other information.


I am also available for festivals and library visits, so please get in touch if you would like me to visit your library or be part of a panel at a festival, or for an author talk.


I will be at Berkofest 2018, in the Waterstones Tent on two panels - one discussing publishing and writing tips, and the other with Tamsyn Murray, talking teen lit.


I will be at YA LIT Cardiff on 29th September, talking about identity in teen/YA fiction with Katherine Webber and Tracy Darnton.


I will be at the Write Idea Festival in November with other children's authors Frances Hardinge and Mohammed Khan.


I have the Enhanced DBS Check certificate.

Books by Savita Kalhan


The Girl in the Broken Mirror

Jay's creative writing exercise is to write a fairy tale, to end with 'they lived happily ever after'. But the way her life is panning out she's not sure it will ever reach that stage. A powerful moving gripping story which explores themes of family, loyalty and culture clash but is ultimately about hope and understanding. 

The Long Weekend

Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive? This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night...