Chris is a hugely popular writer for teenagers and young adults. Her first novel, 32C That's Me was an immediate bestseller, launching a career Chris had been dreaming of for many years. Chris has gone on to write many more teenage books - and recently launched two series for younger readers. Her My Funny Family series is for 6 to 10s, and The Secrets Club (Puffin) series is for 10 to 13s.
Apologies for the interruption but Chris is continuing to have major problems with her website - so if you are amongst the schools who haven't had a reply to email requests for visits, please forward your request to Lindsey Fraser (contact details on the Fraser Ross Associates contact page) and she will help you make contact with Chris.
And now, to return to further information about Chris Higgins...
Her books regularly feature on award shortlists, and she won the Young Minds Award for A Perfect Ten, and both the KYBA Award and the Lancashire Book Award for He's After Me. She has twice been shortlisted for the Teen of Queen!
Chris was a teacher of English for many years, and her novels reflect her experience with and understanding for teenagers and young adults.
In 2012, the first of her My Funny Family series was published, the story of a chaotic but endearing family for readers aged 7 to 10 years. Her Secrets Club seriesabout a group of four girls making their way in their first year at secondary school for 10 - 12s was published in 2012, and the first in the series, Alice in the Spotlight was selected for Booktrust's Bookbuzz scheme - described as 'a lively, warm and entertaining story about friends, family and the ups and downs of school life.'
Chris's latest teenage novel, The Day I Met Suzy, is a powerful drama about tangled relationships and the danger of manipulation. It continues to inspire enthusiastic reviews -
'Chris Higgins is reveals only as much as she wants the reader to know, leaving you as unsure of what is happening as the protagonist until the exciting climax. A thoroughly satisfying read.' Booktrust
'...fast-paced and gripping...' Serendipity reviews
'... a big plot which revolves around love, betrayal and trust...' Falling Books blog
'... The premise of The Day I Met Suzie is refreshing - the telling of it, through a phone call to the Samaritans, is imaginative and works very, very well - this is really why I picked the book up. ..' Stepping out of the Page blog.
Chris travels extensively, visiting schools throughout the UK, but she is always happy to return to her home in Penzance.
Chris is continuing to have major problems with her website - so if you are amongst the schools who haven't had a reply to email requests for visits, please forward your request to Lindsey Fraser (contact details on the Fraser Ross Associates contact page) and she will help you make contact with Chris.