I'm an author of children's and adult fiction. I also write non fiction for a wide variety of national magazines. Additionally I teach creative writing and run my own writing courses locally.
My children's books are mostly thrillers and whodunnits and there's a delightful little horror due out in April 2013 published by Penguin.
I regularly work in schools giving talks and running workshops on all aspects of fiction, non fiction and writing for newspapers.
I am CRB checked and have the relevant insurance cover to work in schools, libraries and other venues.
For more details visit: www.annevansbooks.co.uk
At present I have nine children's novels published by Scholastic and Usborne. My latest book is an illustrated Children's History of Coventry for 7-11 year olds which has been published by Hometown World. More books are in the pipeline.
My adult books have been published by Virgin Publishing and DC Thompson, more adult novels are in the pipeline. My latest book is 'Become a Writer - a Step by Step Guide' published by Greenstream Publishing and provides a solid foundation for anyone wishing to take up writing.
As a feature writer (working at the Coventry Telegraph for 13 years) I have had over 1,000 articles published in a huge range of magazines and newspapers.
On World Book Day in March groups of Key Stage Three students had the opportunity to meet children's author Ann Evans in George Salter's newly refurbished library. The luck students took part in various activities and even had the chance to do some creative writing of their own.
Other students plied Ann with questions about where she gets her inspiration from, how to get published and what it's like to be an author. A Year 8 student said "I thought Ann's book, Cry Danger had a really good story. Meeting her was great; she was very friendly".
The visit created a buzz amongst students, one which may result in them being on the best-seller lists of the future!
The Collegiate Academy Trust, Smethwick
Author Ann Evans took part in Coventry Libraries Big Book Bonanza, Children's Book Week in February 2009.
Ann hosted two highly successful sessions for us at the Central Library. In the first session Ann talked to a group of local school children about her writing and read extracts from her books. The children where completely captivated by Ann's talk which was inspirational and inclusive. Ann ensured that all the children felt involved and everyone had the chance to ask questions and have them answered in an honest and interesting manner. Feedback from both teaching staff and pupils was very positive.
The second session was open the general public and involved a range of ages including adults. Ann entertained and held the attention of the audience throughout the session, easily adapting her material to cater for a varied age group. Once again feedback from the session was very positive both from the public and library staff. We look forward to having Ann visit again in the near future.
Children, Families and Social Inclusion
Central Library, Coventry
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