STOP PRESS - ANNOUNCING THE BRAND NEW CURTIS CHILDREN'S LITERARY CONSULTANCY! HELPING YOU ON THE ROAD TO PUBLICATION. FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE: http://www.curtisliterary.co.uk/
News just in - 13th September 2013 - I am delighted to announce that my next novel, 'The Earth is Singing' is to be published by Usborne Children's Books in January 2015.
You can read all about the book deal by clicking here https://www.thebookseller.com/news/usborne-signs-vanessa-curtis-historical-novel.html.
The novel tells the story of fourteen-year-old Hanna Michelson, who lives with her family in Riga, Latvia, 1941. Except the Nazis are about to invade - and Hanna must fight for her life and her family in the face of appalling fear and starvation....
March 11th 2013 - 'Tabitha Grey' receives her fifth shortlisting of the year, this time for the Staffordshire Young Teen Book Awards 2013!
January 2013 - I am delighted to have signed with Ella Kahn at Diamond Kahn & Woods literary agency for my new novel, 'The Earth is Singing' and all future novels.
The Haunting of Tabitha Grey has just been shortlisted for four awards (see the Tabitha page for details). Click on the link to buy a copy of my brand new ghost story!Let me know whether you liked it...did it scare you? Was it creepy enough? Did you like the twist at the end? What do YOU think makes a good ghost story?
You can read more about each of my books by clicking the links on the left. Or do leave a comment in my Guestbook - I try to reply to all of them.
- Newsflash! The sequel to 'The Taming of Lilah May', 'Lilah May's Manic Days' has now been published in the UK and can be ordered via amazon at
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I'm a children's author whose first book 'Zelah Green: Queen of Clean' is published by Egmont UK and won the Manchester Children's Book Awards 2010. It was also shortlisted for the 2010 Young Minds, the 2009 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the NASEN awards and the 2010 Bolton Children's Book Awards and longlisted for the Branford Boase 2010. The sequel 'Zelah Green: One More Little Problem' came out shortly afterwards as did a new series, 'The Taming of Lilah May' (Frances Lincoln,2012). My first ghost story'The Haunting of Tabitha Grey', ghost story for 11+ was published April 2012 and has been shortlisted for: The Portsmouth Brilliant Book Awards 2013, the Worcestershire Teen Book Awards 2013, The Yorkshire Coast Awards 2013,the Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Awards 2013 and the Staffordshire Young Teen Book Awards 2013. My new novel 'The Earth is Singing' will be published by Usborne in January 2013.
I'm also a freelance book reviewer and the author of three books on Virginia Woolf.
I'm represented by Ella Kahn of Diamond Kahn & Woods (see 'contacts and links' section for details) and I live near Chichester harbour.