It's 1955 in Kenya, and Thuo is fifteen. His country is at war with the British, and Thuo hates his Mau Mau brother, Kungu. Will he help him in a time of great need? Shades 2.0 is a brand new series that offers fast paced, shorter stories for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, or who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. Published by Ransom Publishiing, Shades 2.0 is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10 and includes well known authors such as Gillian Phillip, Malcom Rose, David and Helen Orme, John Townsend and Mary Chapman. The stories encompass a range of genres such as horror, science fiction, historical fiction and straight modern teen tales.
Tish Farrell is a freelance writer, local activist and blogger. She completed a degree in Prehistory and Archaelogy at Sheffield and began her writing career following eight years spent in Africa. Her first book 'Jessicah the Mountain Slayer' won 2nd prize at the 1996 Zimbabwe International Book Fair, while her picture book 'Flame Tree Market' picked up first prize. She is passionate about bridging cultures through her work and aims to write stories that explore what makes us human. Tish has also written award-winning short stories and a non-fiction educational series, Write Your Own, as well as being involved in producing exhibition text and guides. She is a member of the Society of Authors and of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.