Karon Alderman writes for children and adults. She received a Northern Promise Award in 2012 for her children’s novel, For Keeps, which also came second in the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award 2011. She has written four other novels for children aged 9-13, including The Story Thief, which was runner up in the 2010 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Fiction Award. Both these novels feature Arlie, a feisty, child asylum seeker.
Karon’s crime short story, ‘The Millionaire’s Wife’ was published in Northern Crime One (Moth Publishing 2015) and she has recently completed a crime novel, Head Start, part of a planned series set on the Island of Anglesey, where she grew up and where she has close ties.
Karon came to Newcastle to study English and now lives and works in the city, teaching English to adults. She finds Newcastle an inspiring city to live in and it is the location for her children’s novels.
She also writes short stories for adults, which have more wide-ranging locations, including ‘The Golden Fur’, set in 1950s London (The Journal, 2011).