Paul Ian Cross
Hello, earthlings! I'm an award-winning children’s author and scientist from London, UK.
I work in clinical research (developing new medicines) and I'm also studying for my PhD. I enjoy my science career but I also have a real passion for writing stories! I like introducing children to the wonders of science, especially reluctant readers. By introducing science creatively, I aim to spark their interest; allowing them to gain confidence with their reading. As a previous reluctant reader myself, I understand how hard it can be. But it’s all about making reading fun and interesting!
My young nephew Hayden influenced my decision to become a writer. I loved seeing his reaction when my sister Michelle first read one of my stories to him!
In my spare time, I love going to new places and I try to travel as much as possible. My partner Adrian and I absolutely love Scotland, especially the Isle of Skye.
My first picture book, Praxx and the Ringing Robot, won second prize in the ‘Picture Books 5 and Younger’ category at the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2017. The book trailer also won first place in the ‘book trailer’ category at the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards 2017!
And that brings us to now... I'm currently working on several new books. I’m developing my first short story, Engella, into a young adult novel. I have five books planned for a brand new series – The Chronicles of Engella Rhys.
I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoyed writing them!
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by Paul Ian Cross
ENGELLA is on a fantastic adventure through TIME and SPACE!
After months on the run - chased by the scary HUNTERS - she has finally found somewhere safe to call home. The problem is - it's not long before her past catches up with her. Will she get away this time?
From the streets of New Shanghai in 2074 to Scotland in 1998, Engella is a sci-fi short story you DO NOT want to miss!
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- The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success
on Aug. 03, 2016
This is an excellent how-to guide. I've recently joined Smashwords and this was a must-read for me. Mark's tips are easy to follow and quick to implement. I have now successfully published my first ebook via Smashwords thanks to the advice in this book. A must-read for new indie authors!
- Smashwords Book Marketing Guide
on Aug. 03, 2016
Another great book by Mark Coker. I worked through the list and implemented as many of the tips as possible. Many of them have already worked for me and my book is finally getting out there! Another must-read for indie authors.