Cliff McNish

Biography

I was born in Sunderland, a city in the north-east of England.
I don’t recall too much about my first 8 years of life other than I loved being outdoors especially in the woods near our house. I came home every night covered in scratches.
My first real book memory is being given C.S. Lewis’s The Magician’s Nephew by my English teacher, Mrs Baldwin. I loved that, and all the other Narnia books.

So how did I become an author?
As a parent I was used to making up short and funny stories for my daughter, Rachel. When she was about ten, however, she wanted a story about a really, really nasty witch. This time I put pen to paper and what started off as a tiny scrap of an idea got bigger and bigger and BIGGER. It became The Doomspell.
After I finished it, I continued my love affair with fantasy by creating The Silver Sequence which I still think is probably my best and definitely my most original work. Following that, I tried to scare everyone half to death with a couple of ghost novels – Breathe and The Hunting Ground.
 
I could tell you more about myself, but the truth is that perhaps the biggest gift we can give anyone is our imagination and everything important I have to offer you about that is in the novels.

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Books

Silver City: The Silver Sequence (Book 2)
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 59,070. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The second book in The Silver Sequence - an intense and page-turning story, the destinies of the magical children now unfold as they battle to stop the Roar from engulfing the planet.
Silver World: The Silver Sequence (Book 3)
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 53,790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the final part of this atmospheric fantasy Cliff McNish brings the magical SILVER SEQUENCE to a thrilling conclusion.
The Silver Child: The Silver Sequence (Book 1)
Price: $3.94 USD. Words: 42,060. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Silver Child is book 1 in a heart-stopping sequence. Six children leave the comfort of their homes as they are drawn to Coldharbour - an eerie wasteland where each one of them discovers their own unique gift, but they must learn to use their skills fast. Drawing ever closer in a maelstrom of fury is the Roar, something vast and dreadful that wants to destroy them and the Earth.
The Doomspell: The Doomspell Trilogy (Book 1)
Price: $4.60 USD. Words: 50,800. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Reminiscent of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Cliff McNish's The Doomspell is a stunning, contemporary novel, cinematic in scope and brimming with magic, imagination and some of the most thrilling battles a young reader is ever likely to encounter. This is truly thrilling stuff, and the book itself comes highly recommended. (Please see reviews below)
The Scent of Magic: The Doomspell Trilogy (Book 2)
Price: $3.94 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Rachel and her brother are extraordinary. She is a spell-maker. He is a destroyer of spells. The High Witch, Heebra, wants Rachel and Eric crushed, and her enemies, the Wizard's, destroyed. A party of witches is dispatched to find the thousands of children with powers like Rachel's, and turn them into a ferocious army. The second instalment of the classic Doomspell Trilogy.
The Wizard's Promise: The Doomspell Trilogy (Book 3)
Price: $3.94 USD. Words: 62,440. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The final part of The Doomspell Trilogy. The magic of all children has been released. Throughout the skies of Earth they swoop, crossing continents, changing shape, diving to the ocean depths and playing the deadly new spell-games. Rachel bides her time, watching the skies for what she knows will happen - the invasion of the Witches. But when it comes it is not in the way anyone expects.
Savannah Grey
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 59,550. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Nominated for the 2011 Carnegie Medal It's a difficult time for fifteen-year-old Savannah Grey - she's settled into her latest foster placement, but her body is acting oddly. Then other strange things begin to happen. Birds behave erratically; gusts of wind blow leaves so fiercely they seem to lure people away.  And Savannah discovers she has supernatural powers and a monster is out there.
Angel
Price: $3.94 USD. Words: 66,330. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age
Two girls are inextricably linked by destiny, not choice. Stephanie is friendless, strange, a misfit. Freya can't stop seeing angels. But when one of those angels begins to stalk her, its shadow following her everywhere, Freya is forced to make decisions from which there is no turning back.
Going Home : Every Dog has a Dream
Price: $3.94 USD. Words: 47,840. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
(5.00)
Set in a dogs' home, GOING HOME is a beautiful and heart warming story for younger fans of the incredible journey from Award Winning author Cliff McNish.
Breathe: A Ghost Story
Price: $4.60 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Winner of the Salford Book Award, the Calderdale Book Award and the Virginia Readers' Choice Award. In May 2013 Breathe was voted by the Schools Network of British Libraries as one of the top 100 adult and children's novels of all time. A chilling story of the supernatural for readers of 10+.

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