Sharon Gosling

Sharon Gosling – Editor

Award-winning author of middle grade/adult fiction and non-fiction books/features about film and TV. Will copy edit and proofread for tea.

Overview

I spent my childhood years reading everything I could get my hands on and watching Star Trek. Now I'm a professional geek with 25 years of publishing experience in both fiction and non-fiction. I started out as a magazine writer/editor working on publications dedicated to sci fi shows such as Stargate and Battlestar Galactica. I then went on to write, produce and direct audio drama and I've also worked as a freelance sub editor on weekly magazines such as heat, More and Look. I've remained fascinated by the process of filmmaking all my life and some of my recent making-of books include The Art and Making of Wonder Woman, which has gone through multiple printings; The Art and Making of Tomb Raider and the Men in Black: International section of Men In Black: The Official Visual Companion to the Films.

I also love writing children's adventure books with masses of heart. The Diamond Thief, a story about a trapeze artist who also happens to be the world's best cat burglar, won the Redbridge Children's Book Award in 2014. Two sequels followed, all published by Curious Fox. FIR, a young adult horror novel set in Sweden, was published by Red Eye, an imprint of Stripes, in 2017, and was shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Award in 2018. My Victorian-period middle grade adventure The Golden Butterfly was published by Stripes in May 2019. In May 2020 Little Tiger published The House of Hidden Wonders, a middle grade adventure set in the shadowy underworld of Victorian Edinburgh.

Also in 2020, Simon & Schuster UK signed me for two books of adult fiction. The House Beneath the Cliffs is the story of jaded chef Anna who finally splits with her domineering boyfriend and begins a new life in the tiny coastal village of Crovie in Scotland. She thinks she's left cooking behind for good but as she settles into her new life, she finds her love for food rekindled. The House Beneath the Cliffs will be published in August 2021, and has already had some lovely pre-publication reviews. I'm just finishing the manuscript of the second book, which will be published in 2022. It's also set in Scotland, but as yet has no title. Next year Little Tiger will also publish my next middle grade children's adventure, which I am currently writing (March 2021).

In between writing I provide proofreading and copy editing services for both fiction and non-fiction.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Middle Grade Short Story Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Redbridge Children's Book Award 2014
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction Book (as copy editor/fact checker)

Portfolio

Twenty-six terrifying tales set on the scariest night of the year! Treat yourself to some very tricky stories! Halloween . . . All Hallows’ Eve . . . Samhain . . . Día de los Muertos . . . the Day the Dead Come Back . . . When the barriers between the worlds a... read more
The perfect companion for Planets of the Apes(TM) fans tying in in with the release ofDawn of the Planet of the Apes, revealing the production photography and concept art behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes(TM) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes(TM).
PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. The Showtime TV series was created by John Logan and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes and stars Josh Hartnett (Sin City)... read more
Batman’s tech has been reimagined and reinvigorated in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the new blockbuster from director Zack Snyder releasing in March 2016. This book takes an exclusive, in-depth look at Batman’s arsenal, vehicles, Batsuits, and the iconi... read more
Men in Black: The Official Visual Companion to the Films is the first book to cover all four films, including Men in Black International.Unveiling the secrets behind the suits, this book contains concept art, sketches, storyboards, costume designs, makeup test... read more
PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. The Showtime TV series was created by John Logan and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes and stars Josh Hartnett (Sin City)... read more
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider follows the treacherous journey of a young Lara Croft as she takes her first steps toward becoming a global hero. Academy Award(TM) winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) st... read more
Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sees the hero brought to the big screen for the first time in her own movie, and fully realizes the breathtaking wonder, strength, and grace of such an historic character. Wonder Woman: The Art & Making of the Film celebrates the cr... read more

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