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Children’s Books & Authors- Steve Jenkins

Introducing Steve Jenkins and his work:
I have three books out at the moment. Payback and Set Up, I would consider children’s books, aimed roughly at the 9 – 13 age range. Blind Spot, I would consider suitable for a slightly older reader and, as such, may be considered YA, perhaps 11 -15. Having said that, adults are reading and enjoying all of them too.
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I have always made up stories in my head, for as long as I can remember, so writing them down just follows naturally from that. As I was a child when I started, the stories naturally featured children and dealt with children’s concerns. As an adult, I still retain that connection, so writing books for children feels normal.
I don’t consider writing for children more difficult than for adults, but it is different. Getting the balance between keeping things age-appropriate while not talking down to the audience can sometimes be tricky.
All my books are stand alone crime thrillers, so I don’t have a series character, although they all have potential to become series, so who knows?
Payback was my first book, so that has a special place in my heart. It was also the most difficult, as I was still trying to find my voice and style. I read many published books to figure out how to structure a book for children, and Cathy MacPhail was a strong influence in that respect.
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At the moment I have moved into writing for adults. If my current book does get published, it will most likely be under a pseudonym so as not to have parents buying it for their child and finding it is nothing like the others!

The links to my books are PAYBACK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005GVE9FA

Author:

Author of I stand corrected, When I grow up... Bienvenidos a gatos anónimos, Pasarse cuatro Pueblos and Sesenta segundos dan para mucho, Patricia Asedegbega Nieto was born to a Spanish mother and a Nigerian father in Madrid. As a child, she relocated with her family to Nigeria and later returned to Spain, where she acquired her BSc and master´s degree. She is currently living near Madrid with her family and her very stubborn cat, Merlin Mojito.

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