Gareth Jones

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Gareth Jones

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Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson

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Gareth P Jones is an award winning children’s author based in South East London. His first book, THE DRAGON DETECTIVE AGENCY: THE CASE OF THE MISSING CATS was published January 2007 and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. He then wrote three more books in the series, THE CASE OF THE WAYWARD PROFESSOR, THE CASE OF THE VANISHED SEA DRAGON and THE CASE OF THE STOLEN FILM.

His first stand-alone book, THE THORNTHWAITE INHERITANCE, was published in July 2009 and went on to win numerous local book prizes. This was followed by SPACE CRIME CONSPIRACY and  THE CONSIDINE CURSE,  which won the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012.

As well as writing a story for Barrington Stoke called  PERRY'S 5 , Gareth has an ongoing series of books for Stripes called Ninja Meerkats.

Gareth juggles being an author with regular school visits, occasional bouts of TV producing, playing at being father and husband and strumming a whole host of stringed instruments. He does not, however, juggle.    

Latest Publications:

CHEESE FROM DIMENSION PONG (3rd May 2018, Stripes Publising) 

The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The safety of Planet Earth depends on you. 2. Humans MUST NOT know the truth. GOOD LUCK - you'll need it...

A mysterious stinky cheese has appeared in Nothington-on-Sea and it smells so bad it’s knocking people out! Biskit and Mitzy set out to investigate the alien cheese and they uncover a plot that’s even more potent. The stinky cheese is on the run from a bigger threat – the cheese monster…

INVASION OF THE GIANT NITS (9th August 2018, Stripes Publishing) 

The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The safety of Planet Earth depends on you. 2. Humans MUST NOT know the truth. GOOD LUCK – you’ll need it… 

A mysterious stinky cheese has appeared in Nothington-on-Sea and it smells so bad it’s knocking people out! Biskit and Mitzy set out to investigate the alien cheese and they uncover a plot that’s even more potent. The stinky cheese is on the run from a bigger threat – the cheese monster…

REVENGE OF THE ATOMIC BURPS (8th March 2018, Stripes Publishing)

The Pet Defenders Code: 1. The safety of Planet Earth depends on you. 2. Humans MUST NOT know the truth. GOOD LUCK - you'll need it...

When Biskit is stuck in the doggy hotel as his owner is on holiday, the last thing he expects is for his old partner Champ to appear. There's an intergalactic robbery plot in the pipeline and Champ is on the case! The Pet Defenders have stopped the burping, shape-shifting criminals before but now they're looking for revenge. Can Biskit and Mitzy, his super-smart cat partner, find a way to stop the thieves?

 

Nominations and Awards:

THE DRAGON DETECTIVE AGENCY: THE CASE OF THE MISSING CATS was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children's Book Prize.
THE THORNTHWAITE INHERITANCE was shortlisted for eleven local book awards and won seven of them.
THE CONSIDINE CURSE was voted Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012.

 

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