British writer Ian C Douglas is author of the Zeke Hailey sci-fi adventure series. Other credits include short stories, non-fiction, and text for picture books. Ian runs creative writing workshops for children, with a focus on fantasy and sci-fi. He is a regular visitor to schools, book festivals, and runs a book club. Ian was a guest-of-honour at Malta’s Festival of the Literary Stars in 2019. In 2018, Ian won the Nottingham Writer’s Studio award for Best Children’s Author and his novel, The Infinity Trap, won best children's novel in the 2020 Eyelands International Book Award. He is a regular guest on Notts TV. Ian lives with his wife and children in the heart of Robin Hood country.
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Meet the Author
After a few years as a journalist, Ian C Douglas graduated with an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction). His first published book was the non-fiction 'A Children’s History of Nottinghamshire'. This went onto be a local best seller. Today, he is best known for the 'Zeke Hailey' sci-fi novels for middle grade readers, published by IFWG Publishing International. Over thirty of his short stories are published, including in the acclaimed 'To End All Wars' graphic anthology. Other credits include SF magazines, a radio play broadcast in Canada, picture-books apps and many freelance commissions, often as a ghost writer.
Ian is a founder member of the Nottingham Writers Studio. He has over ten years practice at running creative writing courses and mentoring emerging writers. He served as Nottingham's literacy ambassador to the charity Achievement for All.
He has made over thirty author visits to schools and runs the Arnold Library book club. Malta’s Festival of the Literary Stars in 2019 invited him to be a guest-of-honour. In 2018, he was thrilled to accept the Best Children’s Author from Nottingham Writers Studio. He often performs readings from his works at book festivals and on Notts TV.
Ian is a qualified English language teacher with over 11 years’ experience in the classroom.