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December 31, 2019

The Coming of the Spirits trailer

Hi all, hope you had a good Christmas/holiday. Just to let you know I have added the trailer for the final novel in my award-winning Spirits series, The Coming of the Spirits, and this can be seen in the Videos section.

Happy New Year as we enter the Roaring Twenties!

Rob :)
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Published on December 31, 2019 00:50

November 29, 2019

Christmas giveaway

Hi everyone, hope you're all getting ready for the festive season. Just to let you know about a Christmas giveaway/competition I'm running on my website and Twitter...

As this year’s special present for, I’m running a double giveaway! One lucky visitor to the site will win FREE downloads of my first Spirits novel Childish Spirits, in both eBook and audiobook form! (Apple Books and Audible UK or US.)

Three snowmen have been hidden on three separate pages of my site. To enter, simply find them and tell me which three pages they are on! You can either email your answer to or follow me and retweet this on Twitter before sending me a direct message. Those under 18 should get an adult to do this for them. The first person to send me the names of the three pages will have download codes emailed or messaged to them. No alternative prizes. Giveaway closes 1 January 2020 and if no one has sent the answers by then, no prize will be awarded. Good luck!

And a Happy Christmas to you all!

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Published on November 29, 2019 02:30

July 20, 2019

Win a free ebook!

Hi all

To celebrate YA week on Goodreads, I'm giving away a free download of the ebook of my first YA novel Childish Spirits. For those with Apple
devices! This is taking place here and on my Twitter page:

Here's how to win...

1. Follow me on Twitter and retweet the tweet about this.

2. Follow me here on Goodreads, if you haven't already.

3. Post a short review here on Goodreads of any of my books.

4. DM me on Twitter with the link to the Goodreads review.

The first to do this wins a code to download Childish Spirits for free!

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Published on July 20, 2019 03:23

July 8, 2019

Creative Writing workshops

Hi everyone, just to let you all know that following the successful Creative Writing "taster" session I did for Get Creative week in May, I'm now going to be leading a full Creative Writing course, again at Wallasey Central Library, Wirral.  It will run for eight weeks and will focus on all aspects of writing fiction, including plot, character, description and dialogue.

The cost will be £10 per person for each of the eight one-hour sessions, with an option to attend individual sessions or the full course.  This will include all materials and a certificate on completion of the course.  

I'm a Creative Writing MA graduate and an award-winning published author.  More details can be found on my website here:

You can sign up at Wallasey Central Library or via Wirral Libraries' Facebook page:

Check my website and Twitter (@RobKeeleyAuthor) for further details!

Hope to see you there.

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Published on July 08, 2019 07:02

April 10, 2019

Creative Writing workshop

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to let you all know I will be holding a FREE Creative Writing introductory workshop for adults at Wallasey Central Library (Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside) on Friday 17 May from 2-4pm, as part of Get Creative Week. Book now to get your place!

More details and booking link here:

It would be great to see some of you there!

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Published on April 10, 2019 07:07

December 5, 2018

Successful launch for The Coming of the Spirits

The Coming of the Spirits successfully launched at award-winning Linghams Booksellers on Saturday 1 December. Sequel to High Spirits, itself a winner at the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Awards, it proved a popular choice for children, teenagers and adults alike. There are still some signed copies in-store for anyone who missed the signing! We also sold some more copies of my picture book for younger readers, My Favourite People.

My thanks to Becky, Lisa and all the staff for another warm welcome and the lovely cuppa! I hope to be back at Linghams soon.

Find out more about The Coming of the Spirits at, where there's currently a Christmas competition running to win signed copies of this book, The Alien in the Garage and My Favourite People!

There's also a giveaway for The Coming of the Spirits on Twitter - see my pinned tweet at Can you find the hidden word in the early chapters?

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Published on December 05, 2018 02:07

October 25, 2018

Book launch - The Coming of the Spirits

I will be launching The Coming of the Spirits, the final novel in my Spirits series for children and young adults, on Saturday 1 December from 1-2pm! This will be a pre-Christmas lunchtime signing at:

Linghams Booksellers

248 Telegraph Road



CH60 7SG

Come along, meet me and get your signed copy!

Time, date and details subject to change. Further info will be posted on Twitter @RobKeeleyAuthor.
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Published on October 25, 2018 03:35

July 25, 2018

My Favourite People - Storytime and Signing

Hi everyone, just to let you all know I will be doing a Storytime and signing session for my picture book My Favourite People at Linghams Booksellers in Heswall, Wirral on Sat 11 August at 11.00am. This will be its first reading in any bookshop ANYWHERE! Suitable for children of up to age seven and their families - though who knows, there might be some copies of my books for older kids around as well!

Details at Hope to see you there!

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Published on July 25, 2018 02:31

February 13, 2018

My first picture book!

Hi everyone, hope you're all reading happily and looking forward to pancakes this Shrove Tuesday. Just to let you all know that my first picture book for younger children (5-7s) is being published early summer. It's called "My Favourite People", is illustrated by Simon Goodway and is a fun journey through early childhood and the friends and family who make it possible. It teaches children to look at relationships and value their importance and comes complete with suggested activities for bringing the book to life, along the way covering topics ranging from animals and the environment to baking and having your hair cut!

I've now created an entry for the book on Goodreads and hope you will all "want to read" it and will leave reviews, ratings and author questions once it's published. View the initial entry here:

This is for the paperback but there will also be an eBook edition for those of you who like to read bedtime stories from your iPad! The plan is to have an early pre-order offer for the eBook version but ssh...! I haven't told you that!

Read more about this and my other books at

More soon...

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Published on February 13, 2018 08:28

September 6, 2017

High Spirits giveaway

Congratulations to:

Annette Hall
Annabel Greaves

the winners of the High Spirits giveaway!

I have forwarded your names and addresses to my publisher and you'll soon each receive a copy of the book complete with signed sticker.

Thanks for taking part and I hope you enjoy my book! As you know, there's no obligation to rate or review the book on Goodreads but it would be lovely if you could!

Happy reading!

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Published on September 06, 2017 01:45