Rob Keeley has been writing stories and plays since childhood and had his first magazine article published aged fifteen. He is the author of three collections of short stories for children, The Alien in the Garage, The (Fairly) Magic Show and The Dinner Club and Other Stories, all published by Troubador Publishing. His Spirits series of ghost novels for children is also available from Troubador. His books for children have been longlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award and the International Rubery Book Award, and nominated for the People's Book Prize. He has written for Chain Gang and Newsjack for BBC Radio 7 (now BBC Radio 4 Extra), and has several magazine credits to his name, both fiction and non-fiction. He is currently looking to move into film and TV and has recently completed courses in Screenwriting and Filmmaking.
High Spirits was honoured with a win at the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Awards in 2018.
Rob's first degree was in Law but he has since gained a Master's in Creative Writing. He has worked extensively in the voluntary sector and has undertaken voluntary work in schools helping young people with their reading and I.T. Rob is available for school/library visits, Creative Writing workshops, readings and signings. He also offers editorial services. For details, please e-mail him. He lives in Wirral, Merseyside and his hobbies include reading, quiz nights (as a competitor or hosting), magic tricks, theatre, TV and going out with friends.
To find out more about Rob and his writing and read the latest news and reviews, please visit Rob's website. The site also contains lots of fun extras for fans of Rob's books for children, including writing activities, wordsearches and quizzes. You can read exclusive diary extracts from Rob's characters and even help the Alien in the Garage write a report on our planet!
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