Author(s): Helen Orme
Lisa's family has fallen apart, and now she's in foster care. She needs to escape her nightmare but no one seems to listen to what she wants. 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. 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. Published by Ransom Publishiing, Shades 2.0 is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10.
Helen is the author of a number of titles in Ransom's Shades 2.0 series. A prolific and much loved writer, she is the author of the popular series for reluctant girl readers;The Siti's Sisters Series and coauthor with husband David Orme for the Ransom Trailblazers, Thunderbolts and Streetwise Series. A teacher for nearly thirty years, she worked nas a SENCO in a large comprehensive school, as an advisory teacher for IT and as teacher-in-charge of a pupil referral unit. These experiences have been invaluable in her writing. Helen left teaching with the idea of taking a term off, but her husband David was overburdened with writing work so she started helping him out and has been writing ever since.