User Id: k0306
Email Address: Private
Date Registered: 30 May 2008
I am a secondary English teacher in the north of England, and I have been for the last 10 years. Currently, I work in a special school, teaching teenage boys who don't attend mainstream schools. I have experience of working with young people who display disruptive and violent behaviour, some are young offenders, and many come from very troubled backgrounds.
It is these experiences that inspired me to write 'SAFE' which has been published via the YWO initiative. The book is doing OK and several schools have bought class sets and incorporated the novel into their curriculum. The educational publishers, Folens, are including an extract from SAFE in an English textbook that will be available in 2010.
I have worked with many boys who have below average literacy skills and attention deficit disorders, and I have tried to write in a style that will be engaging, relevant and accessible for them, whilst also appealing to more adept readers.
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to review my work.
Just had a bit of a go at a DIY website, 'cos I felt I should - www.katehanney.com