Sarah Holding

Sarah Holding

I'm the author of children's & YA fiction in the genre known as 'clifi' (climate change fiction) and I love to inspire young people to read and write.

http://sarah-holding.com
sarah@sarah-holding.com
07881 821963
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Available for

Interview, Reading, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Adult

Genres

Adventure, Fantasy, Magical realism, Science, Science fiction

Book types

Fiction 8-13, Fiction for young-adults

Organisations

Details

Having been a postman, an architect, a university professor and a community planner, Sarah Holding is now a full-time author. She lives in Surrey in a funny old house with a leaning tower with her husband and three teenage children. She loves vegan food, good coffee and modern jazz.
Her motivation to write ‘cli-fi’ (climate fiction), the genre which her ‘SeaBEAN‘ trilogy and forthcoming title ‘Chameleon‘ fall into, is what led her to become an architect when she left school: the desire to make (or leave) the world a better place.
Since ‘SeaBEAN was published in 2013, she has given workshops and talks at over 150 schools, libraries and festivals, and the trilogy was republished in a compendium edition in 2018.
Chameleon‘, which is due to be published in 2020, is about three genetically engineered humans and is set during the fall of Atlantis, which Sarah speculates happened during an earlier period of intense climate change, 12,000 years ago.

Books by Sarah Holding

I write challenging and thought-provoking adventure stories in which climate change is causing havoc, which lends itself to a range of topics on the National Curriculum, and creates a stimulating starting point for assemblies and creative writing workshops alike.

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SeaBEAN: the trilogy

SeaBEAN: the trilogy

Life for Alice and the five other children living on the remote Scottish island of St Kilda was challenging enough, but when the strange C-Bean Mark 3 shows up and they discover only Alice can control it, their whole world changes. The C-Bean transports them far and wide to New York, Australia and the Amazon rainforest, and soon leads them to realise there are forces at work that have put the whole planet in jeopardy. Caught up in a dizzying whirl of time travel, where they travel by accident to the past and are then imprisoned against their will in the future, Alice and her friends find themselves at the mercy of a motley crew of animals, prisoners, cyborgs and orphans. It’s only when her desperate attempts to get back to her own time seem doomed, that Alice finally sees the truth and finds the courage to act. 
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CHAMELEON

CHAMELEON

Shortly before the fall of Atlantis, genetic engineers create three new prototypes, Kam, Mel and Leon, the first humans to have blue eyes and shapeshifting capabilities. With climatic conditions on Earth spinning rapidly out of control, it seems the future of Atlantean civilization depends entirely on whether the three test subjects can find a way to work together to solve the deepening crisis. But first they need to find each other. 

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Keywords

ABLE WRITERS ACTIVE FUN ACTIVE LISTENING ADVENTURE ALIENS ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS ANTHROPOLOGY ARCHITECTURE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ASSEMBLY ATLANTIS AUTHOR VISIT BOOK WEEK BOOKWORM CHAMELEON CITIES CLIFFHANGERS CLIFI CLI-FI CLIMATE CHANGE FICTION CLIMATE CRISIS CLIMATE STRIKE COLOURCHANGING CREATING CHARACTERS CREATING PACE CREATING SETTINGS CREATING SUSPENSE CREATIVE CLASSROOM CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP CREATIVITY CURIOSITY DEVELOPING VOCABULARY DIVERSITY EARTH DAY EARTH SCIENCE EARTHQUAKES ECO ECOWARRIOR EGYPT ENVIRONMENT EXTINCTION REBELLION FICTION FLASH FICTION FLOODS FRIENDSHIP G&T GENETIC ENGINEERING GIFTED AND TALENTED GUARDIAN ARTICLE INTERSTELLAR SPACE KS2 KS3 LIBRARY OPENING LIBRARY TALKS LITERACY LITERARY FESTIVAL LOST CIVILISATIONS MAGIC PORTAL MAGICAL REALISM MIDDLEGRADE MINDMAPPING NATURE PERSUASIVE WRITING PLOT DEVELOPMENT POLLUTION PRIMARY PYRAMIDS READING ALOUD RELUCTANT READERS RIGHT-BRAINED ACTIVITIES SAFE SPACE SCHOOL VISIT SCIENCE FICTION SCOTLAND SEABEAN SEARISE SEAWAR SECONDARY SHORT STORIES SIRIUS SOLAR SYSTEM STKILDA STORYTELLING GAMES SUDDEN FICTION TECHNOLOGY TED TALK TEEN FICTION THERMOCHROMIC TIMETRAVEL USE OF LANGUAGE USING THE IMAGINATION VIVID WRITING WORLD BOOK DAY WRITING FOR PLEASURE WRITING PROCESS YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 5 YEAR 6 YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9 YOUNG ADULT