Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Carolyn Jess-CookeCarolyn Jess-Cooke was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Following a BA, MA, and PhD at Queen’s University, she took up a lectureship in Film Studies at the University of Sunderland.  She now lives in the north east of England with her family.

She has published four non-fiction books in the field of Film Studies and Shakespeare, and her poetry collection, INROADS (Seren, 2010).  She has received a number of significant awards for writing, including a Northern Promise Award, the Tyrone Guthrie Prize for Poetry, a major Arts Council Award, an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, and a prize in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition.  She is Poetry Advisor for Mslexia and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University.

www.carolynjesscooke.com

Praise for Carolyn Jess-Cooke


THE BOY WHO COULD SEE DEMONS (Piatkus / Little, Brown 2012)

          THE BOY WHO COULD SEE DEMONS - Dutch jacket     THE BOY WHO COULD SEE DEMONS - Italian jacket        THE BOY WHO COULD SEE DEMONS - Spanish jacket

I first met my demon the morning that Mum said Dad had gone.

Alex Broccoli is ten years old, likes onions on toast, and can balance on the back legs of his chair for fourteen minutes. His best friend is a 9000-year-old demon called Ruen.

When his depressive mother attempts suicide yet again, Alex meets child psychiatrist Anya. Still bearing the scars of her own daughter’s battle with schizophrenia, Anya fears for Alex’s mental health and attempts to convince him that Ruen doesn’t exist. But as she runs out of medical proof for many of Alex’s claims, she is faced with a question: does Alex suffer from schizophrenia, or can he really see demons?

“Brilliant!  Rich with fully formed characters and stunning psychological drama, this heart-gripping novel will keep you riveted from first page to last.”

—Jeffery Deaver, author of XO

 “Utterly captivating, this is a book I adored and savored from the first to the very last magical page.” 

                                                 —Tess Gerritsen, author of Ice Cold

Rights

  • World: Madeleine Milburn Agency
  • UK & Commonwealth: Piatkus / Little Brown
  • US: Bantam Dell / Random House
  • Czech: Plejada
  • Dutch: Orlando / A W Bruna
  • French: J C Lattes
  • German: Piper
  • Italian: Longanesi
  • Norwegian: Cappelen Damm
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Rocco
  • Spanish: Duomo
  • Russian: Eksmo

THE GUARDIAN ANGEL’S JOURNAL (Piatkus / Little, Brown 2011)

           

If you could live your life again, what would you do differently?

When Margot Delacroix dies at forty years old, she is sent back to earth as a guardian angel – to herself. Watching over her loved ones from afar, Margot realises with horror that the reasons behind her teenage son’s descent into trouble lies within her own actions. And then an opportunity presents itself to make amends and save her son from his fate.

An intriguing, visually gripping story that navigates the pitfalls of humanity and the labyrinths of the spiritual world, THE GUARDIAN ANGEL’S JOURNAL is about love, regret, hope and the opportunity to beat all odds.

Rights

  • World: Madeleine Milburn Agency
  • UK & Commonwealth: Piatkus / Little Brown
  • US: Guidepost Books
  • Bulgarian: Enthusiast Publishing
  • Chinese (simplified): Beijing Booky Company
  • Chinese (complex): Business Weekly Publications
  • Czech: Plejada
  • Croatian: Naklada Ljevak
  • Dutch: Orlando /AW Bruna
  • French: J C Lattes
  • German: Piper
  • Hebrew: Modan
  • Hungry: Ulpius
  • Italian: Longanesi
  • Norwegian: Cappelen Damm
  • Polish: Otwarte
  • Portuguese (Brazil): Rocco
  • Portuguese: ASA
  • Russian: Eksmo
  • Serbian: Alnari
  • Spanish: Duomo
  • Slovenian: Ucila
  • Turkish: Dogan
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