Susan Gates

Author

About Susan Gates

S.P. Gates was born in Grimsby, England. Her dad is a musician and her mum was a tailor. Before she became a full-time writer she lived and worked in Malawi, Africa, then taught in schools in Coventry and County Durham in England.

She has written more than 100 books for children. Many of which have won prizes, including twice overall winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award, commended for the Carnegie Medal and Highly Commended for the Nasen Special Educational Needs Award. She's diversified a lot in children's writing (she likes a new challenge) and has written plays, poems, picture books, books for reluctant readers, novels for teenagers, comedy, thrillers, comedy/thrillers, historical novels - and even once a series of books about grammar for schools.

If she hadn't been a writer, she'd like to have been a professional guitarist like her father, who is still gigging at 88 years old!

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World Storytelling Day
Amazing!!! Revenge of the Toffee Monster by Susan Gates. Published by Puffin.
1 year ago
World Storytelling Day
1 year ago
November Events
What better book than Revenge of the Toffee Monster by Susan Gates to stay inside and get lost in! From Puffin.
2 years ago
Discover
Discover Revenge of the Toffee Monster by Susan Gates. Published by Puffin.
2 years ago
First Halloween
Zilombo by Susan Gates from Tamarind is a brilliant first book to not only enjoy Halloween, but everything that comes with it!
2 years ago
Fancy Dress
Trick or treat? Revenge of the Toffee Monster by Susan Gates from Puffin is a great book for fancy dress inspiration!
2 years ago
Castles
Who doesn't love a Castle? The Three Heads in the Well: A Magic Beans Story by Susan Gates. Published by RHCP Digital.
2 years ago
International Literacy Day
Reading is so much fun, why not read Revenge of the Toffee Monster. Written by Susan Gates, published by Puffin.
2 years ago