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 3 in the series, The Particle Beast, launches in November 2016. 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 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.
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. He is also an artist and has held several solo and group exhibitions.