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Rosemary Hayes Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Honors Awards, Writings, Sidelights

cambridge england illustrated press

Born in Berkshire, England.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Hodder Headline, 338 Euston Rd., London NW1 3BH, England.

Writer and publisher; children's writing consultant.

Kathleen Fidler Award runner up, 1988, for Race against Time; Three-M Talking Book Award shortlist (Australia), 1995, for Herbie's Place; Alternative award for Seal Cry; West Australian award for The Silver Fox.

FOR CHILDREN

Race against Time, Blackie (London, England), 1988. The Fox in the Wood, Anglia Young, 1989.

Flight of the Mallard, illustrated by Edward Blake, Angila Young, 1989.

Scent of Danger, illustrated by Mei-Yim Low, Blackie (London, England), 1989.

The Gremlin Buster, illustrated by Kate Aldous, Viking Kestrel (London, England), 1990.

Dreamchild, Blackie (London, England), 1990.

Seal Cry, illustrated by Lazlo Acs, Blackie (London, England), 1991.

Mission from the Marsh: King Alfred and the Vikings, illustrated by Stephen Millingen, Anglia Young, 1991.

The Smell That Got Away, Viking (London, England), 1992.

Herbie's Place, Puffin (Harmondsworth, England), 1994.

The Grabbing Bird, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), illustrated by Ian Newsham, 1996.

The Amazing Mr Mulch, illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1996.

Mr Mulch's Magic Mixtures, illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1996.

Jumble Power, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1996.

The Big Shrink (also see below), illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1996.

The Slippery Planet, illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1996.

The Treasure Cave, illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1996.

The Peace Ring, illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1996.

The Magic Sword, illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1996.

The Silver Fox, Penguin (Ringwood, Australia), 1997.

Holly and the Dream Fixer, Penguin (Ringwood, Australia), 1998.

The Big Shrink (play; adapted from Hayes's novel), illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 2000.

Play a Part, illustrated by Ian Newsham, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 2000.

(Editor with Richard Brown) Write Here, Write Now (anthology), Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 2001.

Follow That Lion!, Penguin (Ringwood, Australia), 2001.

Blood Ties, Penguin (Ringwood, Australia), 2001.

Troubled Waters (first part of a trilogy), Hodder Children's (London, England), 2003.

The Gangbusters, Anglia Young Books, 2004.

To the Edge of the Ocean (second part of a trilogy), Hodder Children's Books (London, England), 2004.

Bright Horizon (third part of a trilogy), Hodder Children's Books, 2004.

Author's books have been translated into several languages, including German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Japanese.

English-born author Rosemary Hayes currently juggles her writing career with consultancy work. With her background in advertising, marketing, and publishing, Hayes had always written plenty of slogans; when she launched into children's fiction with her first novel, 1988's Race against Time was runner up for the Kathleen Fidler Award.

Since that first success, Hayes has authored numerous other books, among them several for beginning readers, such as The Gremlin Buster, Holly and the Dream Fixer, and Follow That Lion,! She has also written many books for older readers, including the historical novels The Fox in the Wood, Mission from the Marsh: King Alfred and the Vikings, and The Flight of the Mallard. She has also written a trilogy comprised of Troubled Waters, The Edge of the Ocean, and Bright Horizon. Alternating between England and Australia, Hayes' story begins in nineteenth-century London and follows the fortunes of one family across the centuries and over the oceans in a fast-paced tale involving deceit, devotion, and tragedy. January Online reviewer Sue Bursztynski, while noting that The Edge of the Ocean reads best as part of the series rather than on its own, called the novel "easy reading" and suggested that the book would "appeal to young fans of historical fiction."

Biographical and Critical Sources

ONLINE

January Online, http://www.janmag.com/ (November 8, 2004), Sue Bursztynski, review of To the Edge of the Ocean.

Penguin Books Australia Web site, http://www.penguin.com.au/ (November 8, 2004), "Rosemary Hayes."

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