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http://lr-assets.storage.googleapis.com/writing/authors/rob-keeley-author.jpgRob Keeley

 

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 and The (Fairly) Magic Show, and The Dinner Club and Other Stories, all published by Troubador Publishing. His first novel for children, a ghost story called Childish Spirits, is now available. He has also 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 now offers editorial services – for details visit www.robkeeley.co.uk.

Rob's first degree was in Law. He has since gained a Master's in Creative Writing and hopes to move into tuition. He has worked extensively in the voluntary sector and has undertaken voluntary work in schools helping young people with their reading and I.T. 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.

There are now three novels in the Spirits series for the 8-12s: Childish Spirits, The Spirit of London and The Sword of the Spirit. Childish Spirits was longlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award and nominated for the People's Book Prize, and The Dinner Club and Other Stories was longlisted for the International Rubery Book Award.  

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!

Featured Books, with extracts, by Rob Keeley

  • The Sword of the Spirit by Rob Keeley The Sword of the Spirit

    Rob Keeley
    Price: £5.99 - Saving £2.00 (25%)

    Following the success of the award-longlisted Childish Spirits and its sequel The Spirit of London, Rob Keeley is back with The Sword of the Spirit, the third instalment in the thrilling and suspenseful Spirits series. Reviews have again recognised Rob’s...
    Format:  -  Released: 28/04/2016

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  • Childish Spirits by Rob Keeley Childish Spirits

    Rob Keeley
    Price: £5.99 - Saving £2.00 (25%)

    Following the success of my short story collections for children, I wanted to write a children’s novel that would tell an entertaining and suspenseful ghost story, rooted in the modern world while giving young people an insight into the Victorian...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 28/07/2014

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  • The Dinner Club and Other Stories by Rob Keeley The Dinner Club and Other Stories

    Rob Keeley
    Price: £5.24 - Saving £1.75 (25%)

    Following the success of my first two books, I wanted to write a new collection of entertaining and rewarding stories for the 8-12 age range, with storytelling that continues to be relevant to children today. I wanted to explore a...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 01/09/2013

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  • The (Fairly) Magic Show and Other Stories by Rob Keeley The (Fairly) Magic Show and Other Stories

    Rob Keeley
    Price: £5.24 - Saving £1.75 (25%)

    Following the success of The Alien in the Garage and Other Stories, I wanted to write a second collection of entertaining and rewarding stories for the 8-12 age range, with storytelling that continues to be relevant to children today. I...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 01/11/2012

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  • The Alien in the Garage and Other Stories by Rob Keeley The Alien in the Garage and Other Stories

    Rob Keeley
    Price: £5.99

    Rob Keeley’s unique combination of traditional children’s storytelling techniques with awareness of the world in which young people now live creates nine highly accessible stories for children today. His hilarious stories will appeal equally to boys and girls aged 8-12,...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 01/03/2011

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Other Books by Rob Keeley

  • The Spirit of London

    The Spirit of London

    Rob Keeley

    Price: £6.39 - Saving 1.60 (20%)

    The spirits were at work here, somehow. But why? On returning to London, Ellie investigates the mystery surrounding 47 Foster Square. Who is the sender of ghostly messages asking her for help? What is the secret of the Meadowes family?...
    Format: Paperback  -  Released: 28/09/2015

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  • (Fairly) Magic Show and Other Stories

    (Fairly) Magic Show and Other Stories

    Rob Keeley

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    Molly has just one day to become a magician... There's someone very special in Mrs Hoskins' class. The question is - who?A skipping rope holds the power of time travel... These are just some of the tales in this second...
    Format: eBook  -  Released: 01/11/2012

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Author's Website

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