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Roy Apps is the author of fifty children’s books, including ‘The Twitches’,’Time Spinner’ and the hugely popular ‘How To Handle’ series for Scholastic. His new series for Bloomsbury, ‘The Fang Gang’, was launched in October 2006 and his ‘Crime Files’ series for Franklin Watts was launched in Spring 2007.

Roy’s novel ‘The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons’ won the Writers’ Guild Children’s Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a successful youth musical. ‘Time Spinner’, a KS2-3 musical based on another of Roy’s novels will be published in September 2007.

Roy also writes extensively for radio and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a special BAFTA for his children’s television work which includes ‘Byker Grove’, ‘The Ghost Hunter’ and ‘Barmy Aunt Boomerang’.

Roy regularly visits schools, libraries, bookshops and Arts Festivals to read from his books and to share the secrets of ‘The Shed in Your Head’. He has been involved with a variety of arts projects helping young writers create books, plays, films, performance poetry, podcasts and an opera.

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