James Parkin

Biography

James Parkin was born in 1972 and has been writing on and off since he was 7, including TV scripts, plays and short stories, all of which were rejected!

In 2007 he graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Education Studies and History from De Montfort University. His career has been in accountancy and retail and he has done voluntary work in several local primary schools, working with children aged from 3 to 11. He has also done short voluntary spells in a day nursery and a playgroup. He is single and lives in Leicestershire, UK.

The Ghost Gang books are the first that he has written, with the first version of The New Ghost being completed way back in 2005. He is hoping to write more books about these friendly ghosts in the near future.

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Books

Ghost Gang - Complicated Creatures
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Stephen has been unable to form any friendships at school but Robert discovers that there is someone in Stephen’s class who would love to make friends with him. All Robert has to do is bring the two children together. But has Robert himself always acted as a best friend should? How can he find out the true effects of his actions and put things right? Recommended reading age 8 to 12 years.
Ghost Gang - Helen's Heartaches
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 23,970. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Helen has helped many children since she became a ghost, but Jonathan Griffin is a real challenge. He seems to know about Helen's past and all about her guilty secret. Helen turns to her best friend Robert for help. Together they try to assist Jonathan, but it seems that Helen’s hardest task will be facing up to her own heartaches. Recommended reading age 8 to 12 years.
Ghost Gang - The New Ghost
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 28,290. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
One Sunday Winston’s life as a child ended and his life as a ghost began. Befriended by another ghost called Helen, he is introduced to the Ghost Gang who meet in the abandoned West Tower of Claire Rock Primary School. There he learns that being a ghost can be great fun, but if he can’t keep his temper under control he may never become a member of the Gang. Recommended reading age 8 to 12 years.

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