Ian Douglas writes for children and adults. He is author of The Infinity Trap, a Sci Fi novel set on Mars and involving psychic teenagers, ancient monsters and the odd Martian ghost. The book is hot off the presses—check out the publisher’s web site for details. A sequel is in the pipes and the book’s very own web site, zekehailey.com is up and running.
His non-fiction book, A Children’s History of Nottinghamshire, was launched at Waterstones in 2011, selling over 1500 copies in the first month. As a result, Ian now visits schools with his History Roadshow, a lively mix of pictures, quizzes, and storytelling. Click here to read more about Ian’s journey through the centuries 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 his SF short, The Chase to Fortune Island,appears on a multi-national web site.
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.
As an active member of both the Nottingham Writers’ Studio and the Society of Children’s Writers and Book Illustrators, Ian supports a variety of literature initiatives in the East Midlands. Most recently Ian worked as volunteer publicity officer for the first ever Festival of Words, Nottingham’s hugely successful literary festival. He is also an artist and has held several solo and group exhibitions.