About Ian

About Ian
About Ian C Douglas: Ian  writes for children and adults. He is author of The Zeke Hailey books.  This Sci Fi series is set on Mars and includes psychic teenagers, monsters and the odd Martian ghost. Book 4, Electron”s Blade, launched in November 2019. And the series’ web site, zekehailey.com has more about the characters, the monsters, fun quizzes and space news. His non-fiction book, A Children’s History of Nottinghamshire, sold over 1500 copies in the first month alone. Ian runs author vists to schools and was delighted to be a guest at Malta’s 2019 Festival of the Literary Stars.

More about Ian

Ian served an apprenticeship writing for magazines. Next, he 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 picture book app Snowpo the Bear and he reviews theatre productions for Left Lion magazine. Ian’s many years travelling are a vital source of inspiration. See his shortlisted entry in the Independent on Sunday/Bradt Travel Guides writing competition here. He runs creative writing workshops at schools, libraries and writing groups. This includes world-building and fantasy creatures. Drop Ian an email to find out more.

And today

He is an active member of the Nottingham Writers’ Studio and the Society of Children’s Writers and Book Illustrators. Ian works with literature initiatives in the East Midlands and elsewhere. And 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
Ian lives with his wife and children in the heart of Robin Hood country.

Interviews and stuff

Download Ian’s CV (PDF document)
SFF interview with Ian about creating his Martian universe.
Nottingham Evening Post interview with Ian.
Left Lion interview with Ian.