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Eleanor Hawken

Eleanor Hawken

After a childhood devouring books, Eleanor Hawken spent her teenage years at boarding school, with many an opportunity to tell ghost stories by torchlight. Then, with a degree in Philosophy and working as a children's book editor, Eleanor was part of the team that established the Bath Festival of Children's Literature. Eleanor devised the fiction series Will Solvit and has written books under the pseudonym Zed Storm. Then Eleanor travelled the length of the Americas with a laptop; there she wrote her book for teens, The Blue Lady, Hot Key Books, followed by The Grey Girl

Eleanor has created two more great character led series - Sammy Feral (Fantastic Book Awards Winner 2014) and Felix Frost Time Detective. She lives in Surrey with her young family.

Of Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird: "Pace is everything, colloquial language and dialogue ensuring that the action rattles along helped by a judicious sprinkling of illustrations. Sammy is an engaging protagonist who will appeal to... readers who might be familiar with Charlie Small, Cornelia Funke's 'Ghosthunters' and Eva Ibbotson's younger titles."  Books for Keeps

"It's an action-packed danger fest." Serendipity Reviews

"I loved all the funny details, and all the great illustrations." Pheebz, The Guardian Children's Books site

"I've really enjoyed Sammy Feral's Diaries of Weird series; it's right up my street and packed full of fantastic creatures of legend. It's also humorous and peppered with extremely likeable characters... Hawken has a brilliant imagination." Jenny, Wondrous Reads

"packed with fun, adventure and plenty of weird." Armadillo Magazine

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