Ali Sparkes

Award-winning author

All About Ali...

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Ali Sparkes is a popular British children's author, from Southampton. Before becoming a published author, Ali had aspirations to become an actress and a singer. At the age of 14, Ali had been in theatre productions and made her first television appearance. Since then she continued in various roles within theatre until starting her first job that involved writing for a living, as a reporter in her hometown, Southampton. This was the start to her writing career. After running a magazine and writing comedy, she worked out what she really wanted to do - become a children's author. 


The first of Ali's books to be published was The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox, published in May 2006. This book was the first in a five part series of adventures about Dax Jones, a teenage boy who posesses the power of shapeshifting. Ali now has over 30 published titles including several series of books like the Unleashed series and award winning titles such as Frozen in Time.


Ali has won and been shortlisted for a variety of awards. Her debut book The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox was nominated for the 2007 Bolton Children's Book Award. She has also won The Blue Peter "Book I Couldn't Put Down" and "Book of the Year" awards for her book Frozen in Time.

Book pack

Book Pack Just £15!

This fantastic collection of Ali Sparkes ebooks can be in your school's elibrary for a whole year for just £15 (usually £17.50).

This set includes the award-winning Frozen in Time and recently published Destination Earth, along with 3 more popular Ali Sparkes titles. These books are suitable for readers aged 9+.

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