Welcome to The Last Giant, website of Sophie Green, writer of children’s fiction, short stories and comedy.
Coming soon Potkin and Stubbs
Illustrated by Karl Mountford
Atmospheric, spooky, warm at heart, POTKIN AND STUBBS is the first in a hardboiled detective trilogy for readers aged 9+.
In the corrupt metropolis of Peligan City, Lil Potkin, a determined young reporter, is on the lookout for a scoop. One rainy night she meets Nedly, the ghost of a boy that no one else can see. Nedly has been looking for someone to believe in him ever since the investigation into his disappearance went cold. When they discover that his death is connected to a series of mysterious murders, Lil and Nedly set out to expose those responsible, with the help of a down-on-his luck private investigator, who might hold a clue to Lil’s hidden past.
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” - Roald Dahl
I am a children’s author and a writer of short stories and comedy, with a degree in zoology and an interest in folklore and urban legend. I was born and still live in East Anglia and I work as a librarian for Suffolk Libraries.
My first novel The Last Giant was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition in 2011, and my second, Potkin and Stubbs, was shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award. My short stories have been highly commended for the Bridport Prize 2012, longlisted for BBC Opening Lines in 2013 and 2015 and won second prize in Words with Jam in 2014.
Potkin and Stubbs is due to be published by Piccadilly Press in March 2019.
Writers who have inspired me include: Philip Reeve, Annie Proulx, Jonathan Stroud, Neil Gaiman, Dorothy B. Hughes and Dashiell Hammett. My favourite film is Ghostbusters.
I am represented by Hilary Delamere at The Agency, contact details are at the bottom of this page.
March 2018 'Potkin and Stubbs' is due to be published by Piccadilly Press in March 2019
January 2017 'Potkin and Stubbs (Deceased)' shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award
May 2015 'The Last Days of the Minotaur' long listed for BBC Opening Lines 2015
March 2015 'The Last Days of the Minotaur' 2nd Prize Winner (2500 word category) Words with Jam Bigger Short Story Competition 2014
The prize-winners anthology 'An Earthless Melting Pot' is available to buy here
August 2013 'The Boy' long-listed for the Words with Jam First Page Competition
Read it here
May 2013 interview www.competitivewriter.com
Feb 2013 Short Story 'The Disappearance of Henry Sullivan' long-listed for BBC Opening Lines
Read it here
Jan 2013 to present Regular host of library book and film review show Booked Out
December 2012 Short Story 'The Inheritance' selected for the Cheshire Prize for Literature Lost and Found anthology
October 2012 Short story ‘Foundling’ awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in Bridport Prize
Read it here
Copies of the Winners Anthology are available to buy at www.bridportprize.org.uk
May 2012 'Mrs Barnes and the Were-Ralph' published in Raging Aarvarks 'Twisted Tales' anthology celebrating National Flash Fiction Day. You can download a copy of Twisted Tales here for free or from Ether Books www.etherbooks.com
May 2011 ‘The Last Giant’ was selected for the 'Apprenticeships in Fiction' mentoring scheme for promising first time writers. (Unfortunately I was unable to take up my place and so was relegated to 'Highly Commended').
January 2011 ‘The Last Giant’ short-listed for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.
Feature Article: East Anglian Daily Times, 4th April 2011.
Read it here
2009 ‘Howard Takes the Stage’ (a short play about an ambitious theatrical agent and the doomed escapologist he represents) chosen for and performed at the Fallplay Festival.
2008 ‘The Disappearance of Henry Sullivan’ (a short story about a man who digs a tunnel under his own house) and ‘Mrs Barnes and the Were-Ralph’ (a very short story about a woman whose husband is a werewolf) published in the IP1 Anthology ‘Lip’.
Represented by Hilary Delamere atThe Agency
The Potkin and Stubbs trilogy is published by
Website design and production by Nick Smith
Author photographs by Graham Felce
Text by Sophie Green (unless otherwise stated)
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