Author(s): Dennis Hamley
Chloe is curious. She reads an email meant for her step-dad. What does it mean? In trying to find out, she nearly gets herself killed...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.
Dennis Hamley was born in Kent in the middle of the Second World War, something which he has described as the biggest shaping experience of his life. In his early career, Dennis was a teacher and he also worked in a teacher training college, as well as assisting at the Open University. He retired from the teaching profession in 1992 to become a full-time writer. Since then he has written over sixty books ranging from plays to non-fiction to short stories. He is now Tutor for Short Fiction for the Oxford Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing and also works for the Oxford Editors, providing editorial guidance and support.