Hi everyone, just to let you all know that following the successful Creative Writing "taster" session I did for Get Creative week in May, I'm now going to be leading a full Creative Writing course, again at Wallasey Central Library, Wirral. It will run for eight weeks and will focus on all aspects of writing fiction, including plot, character, description and dialogue.
The cost will be £10 per person for each of the eight one-hour sessions, with an option to attend individual…Continue
Added by Rob Keeley on July 8, 2019 at 13:58 — No Comments
Just a reminder that tomorrow (Sat Sep 26) is my book launch for my ghost novel for kids "The Spirit of London", held at Linghams Booksellers, Heswall, Wirral from 11am: full details at www.robkeeley.co.uk. It's the first day of the Heswall Arts Festival with lots going on (and come on, we're not that far…Continue
Added by Rob Keeley on September 25, 2015 at 8:55 — No Comments
Just a reminder that it's my book launch for "The Spirit of London" one week from tomorrow:
Saturday 26 September
Added by Rob Keeley on September 18, 2015 at 10:17 — No Comments
Am guest hosting a blog on Read It Daddy, with an exclusive interview with my character Edward Fitzberranger!
(From the "Spirits" series of ghost novels for the 8-12s.)
Also contains exclusive plot details!
Added by Rob Keeley on September 1, 2015 at 10:36 — No Comments
I will be holding my book launch for "The Spirit of London" at Linghams Booksellers, Heswall, Wirral from 11am on Saturday 26 September, the first day of the Heswall Arts Festival! The Festival has all manner of arts events and performers and is well worth a visit. Details of my event on News at www.robkeeley.co.uk
You can now read all my latest news by following me on Twitter: @RobKeeleyAuthor
Still up for theatre…Continue
Added by Rob Keeley on July 27, 2015 at 9:43 — No Comments
"...it's a terrific read, no matter how old you are! Chilling atmosphere, great sense of history, superb story all round."
Another great review of my new book for kids "The Spirit of London", this time on www.booksmonthly.co.uk. (Though it's on the adults page!)
Further info and activities shortly at www.robkeeley.co.uk
(There must be someone who'd like me to adapt these successful…Continue
Added by Rob Keeley on July 2, 2015 at 10:14 — No Comments
The Spirit of London, my new ghost novel for children, has had an excellent, 4-star advance review on The Bookbag website! Visit:
Now, does anyone want me to adapt this or the preceding book into a play for all the family...?…Continue
Added by Rob Keeley on June 20, 2015 at 9:56 — No Comments
Cover for "The Spirit of London", the second in my "Spirits" series of ghost novels for the 8-12s. Now listed on Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwell's! Details at www.robkeeley.co.uk
I would love to turn it into a play, too! :-)
Added by Rob Keeley on May 27, 2015 at 10:01 — No Comments
Just to say this week is the last chance to vote for my novel for children Childish Spirits for the People's Book Prize! Deadline is this Thursday, 14 May. If anyone would like to vote for me I would be enormously grateful. You can download the opening of the book free and join the vote at:
Added by Rob Keeley on May 11, 2015 at 8:28 — No Comments
Bit more news on my next ghost novel for children The Spirit of London (see earlier blog post): the front cover and further information are now online at www.robkeeley.co.uk. The book will be published in September (though it will likely be available online sooner).
I'm still keen to hear from any children's/family writers/theatre practitioners keen to network on here.
Added by Rob Keeley on April 28, 2015 at 14:03 — No Comments
Just a bit of news to share: my next ghost novel for children, the sequel to the People's Book Prize-nominated Childish Spirits, is scheduled for publication in September 2015 and, as regulars at www.robkeeley.co.uk will know, is entitled:
The Spirit of London
Details of the book can now be read on my publisher's website at:…Continue
Added by Rob Keeley on March 17, 2015 at 15:27 — No Comments
As a quick example of my dramatic writing, here's the link to the script I wrote for BBC Radio 4 Extra's "Chain Gang" a few years ago. (It was then BBC Radio 7.)
"Chain Gang" was a radio serial where every episode was by a different writer - the head writer was Robert Shearman of "Doctor Who"…Continue
Added by Rob Keeley on March 11, 2015 at 10:58 — No Comments
Am re-posting this just in case anyone interested missed it at the end of my post yesterday!
Would anyone be interested in starting up a group on here to discuss children's theatre, literature, TV, film etc.? It might be a way for like-minded creatives to get together, as I've noticed quite a few people on here write for kids, visit schools etc., as I do. Let me know via comments on this if you're interested and I'll set it…Continue
Hello again everyone, pleased to have joined such an active creative community. Have sent my writing sample in to NT Wales so fingers crossed for me as a writer for the stage! Meanwhile, I've put my children's book writer's hat back on and am doing my best to spread the word that my first novel for children, Childish Spirits, has been nominated for the People's Book Prize! It's a ghost story for the 8-12s and was my assessed work for my Master's in Creative Writing in 2013. …Continue
Added by Rob Keeley on March 9, 2015 at 14:42 — No Comments