Teresa Flavin

Teresa FlavinimageThe stunning scenery and dramatic history of Scotland inspired former Glasgow resident and American-born author Teresa Flavin to create The Blackhope Enigma trilogy. Fascinated by the myths and mystery of Renaissance paintings and magic, Teresa’s fantasy adventure series leads the reader from labyrinths and Scottish castles to alchemy and body snatching in eighteenth century London. The series was published to much acclaim in both the UK and America and The Blackhope Enigma was short-listed for a Scottish Children’s Book Award and long-listed for the Branford-Boase award.

For younger readers, Teresa has also published Yellow Rabbit, part of an eight-title schools and libraries set published by Barrington Stoke.

Teresa’s teen novel, Jet Black Heart (Barrington Stoke, 2014), is also strongly influenced by amazing scenery. In this instance, the coast and countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors provide an atmospheric backdrop to a tale of Victorian time travel and supernatural adventure.

Teresa generally offers sessions about her novels to Year 6-8 groups including an illustrated presentation with a book-reading, question and answer period and optional book signing. An accomplished illustrator, Teresa also offers writing workshops for KS1-6 that involve pupils with illustrating, story-boarding and book-making. Click to read more about Teresa’s school visits.

Published books (Author)
The Blackhope Enigma (Templar, UK). Art historical fantasy-mystery adventure with lashings of magic.
The Crimson Shard (Templar, UK). Sequel to The Blackhope Enigma. Art, illusions, alchemy and forgery in 18th-century London.
The Shadow Lantern (Templar, UK). Final book in The Blackhope Enigma trilogy. Spirits, magic lanterns and old enemies return!
Yellow Rabbit (Barrington Stoke, UK). Oh no! Ashley has left her favourite toy in a hotel in Spain. She is sad, but Yellow Rabbit is having lots of fun…Will Yellow Rabbit ever come home?

Published books (Illustrator)
Norma Simon, All Families Are Special (Albert Whitman & Company, USA)
Janet Wong, You Have to Write (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon &Schuster, USA)
Patricia Hubble, City Kids (Marshall Cavendish Books, USA)
Louise Borden and Mary Kay Kroeger, Fly High! The Story of Bessie Coleman (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, USA)
Monica Kulling, Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman (Random House, USA)
Joseph Bruchac, Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children (Penguin Books, USA)
Mildred Pitts Walter, Suitcase (HarperCollins, USA)
M.C. Helldorfer, Silver Rain Brown (Houghton Mifflin, USA)
Linda England, The Old Cotton Blues (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, USA)