Ian Douglas writes for children and adults. He is author of The Zeke Hailey books , a Sci Fi series set on Mars and involving psychic teenagers, ancient monsters and the odd Martian ghost. Book 4 in the series, Electron”s Blade, launches in December 2018. Check out the publisher’s web site for details. The books’ web site, zekehailey.com has more about the characters, the monsters, fun quizzes and space news. Click here for an interview with Ian on creating Zeke’s world.
His non-fiction book, A Children’s History of Nottinghamshire, was launched at Waterstones in 2011, selling over 1500 copies in the first month alone. As a result, Ian now visits schools with his History Roadshow, a lively mix of pictures, quizzes, and storytelling. Click here to read Ian’s latest press interview and here for an interview with the Nottingham Evening Post. To find out more about the History Roadshow please send Ian an email.
After an apprenticeship writing for magazines, Ian graduated with an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction). Prize-winning stories include The Universe in Amber , winner of the Meridian Writing Competition (autumn 2012) and Making Grampie, winner of the first ever Short Story Radio competition. He is the scribe behind the early readers app series Snowpo the Bear and he reviews theatre productions for the popualr Left Lion magazine.
Ian’s many years travelling are a vital source of inspiration. See his shortlisted entry in this year’s Independent on Sunday/Bradt Travel Guides writing competition here.
Ian regularly leads creative writing workshops at schools, libraries and writing groups. This includes World Building and Advanced World Building. Drop Ian an email to find out more.
As an active member of both the Nottingham Writers’ Studio and the Society of Children’s Writers and Book Illustrators, Ian works with a variety of literature initiatives in the East Midlands. Most recently Ian supported the Million Minutes of Reading Schools’ Challenge in Nottingham. In 2018 Ian won the following Nottingham Writer’s Studio awards:
Best Children’s Author
Most Versatile Writer
Second Place in Speculative Novel of the year for The Particle Beast
A couple of the latest anthologies with Ian’s work. Click on the covers to find out more.