Sharon Tregenza
Sharon Tregenza

Children's fiction
Sharon Tregenza is an award winning children’s author. She was born and brought up in Cornwall but has lived in several countries including, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates.
Her debut novel TARANTULA TIDE won the Kelpie’s Prize and the Heart of Hawick Award. THE SHIVER STONE is a children’s mystery/adventure set in Pembrokeshire, and published by Firefly Press. It was short listed for the Tir na n-Og and the Somerset Teachers Award. THE JEWELLED JAGUAR her third book comes out in September.
Sharon has an MA in Creative Writing and another MA in Writing for Young People. She is a member of the Society of Authors, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Scattered Authors Society.
Sharon now lives and writes in a lovely converted chapel overlooking the Box Valley, near Bath.

Tarantula tide  shiver stone  The Jewelled Jaguar

Questions for Sharon

1. Are you working on another book?
    Always. I’m working on three at the moment - two for 8-12 year olds and a picture book.

2. What is your preferred genre?
    Children’s fiction.

3.What do you love most about writing in your genre?
    It’s fun.

4.What is your writing style?
    Mystery with a touch of magic.

5. What gives you inspiration for your books?
    Everything. Things I hear, see, touch. Inspiration is everywhere.

6. Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite?
    Hmm. Good question. I do like Griff, the 12 year old boy in my next novel “The Jewelled Jaguar” but I have a soft spot for his crazy cousin, Cinnamon, too.

7. What character in your book are you least likely to get along with?
    The baddie in “The Jewelled Jaguar” but I can’t name him or her - it would give the game away.

8.What is the biggest surprise that you experienced by becoming a writer?
    The unpredictability of the publishing world.

9.What has been the best compliment?
    “I read your stories in the Young Times magazine when I was a kid and you inspired me to become a writer.”

10.Tell us a little about your plans for the future?
    More books. Get to grips a little more with the promotion side too, I think.

Read an interview with Sharon on Judith Barrow's Blog