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Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo's love of books was evident at an early age. At nine years old she had already read all the books in her school junior library and begged for permission to join the senior library. Jenny realized early in her childhood that writing stories could be as much fun as reading them. So her years of writing and thrilling her friends with creepy stories began. But before Jenny established her career as a writer, she worked in television adapting other people's stories for television programs. When she tried her hand at writing her own television program, her producer suggested that with some added length it would make a wonderful novel.

Jenny Nimmo conducts a simple life of writing. She lives in an old water mill in Wales and begins her day of writing only after the chickens, rabbits, and cats have all been fed! She writes her stories out in longhand, editing as she goes. Then, once her manuscript is complete, she types it up on an old typewriter for her publisher's review. During the summer she puts down her pencil to help her husband run a children's summer school at their home.

Midnight for Charlie Bone
The fabulous powers of the Red King were passed down through his descendants, after turning up quite unexpectedly, in someone who had no idea where they came from . . . Charlie Bone doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted - it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
Charlie Bone hoped the new semester at Bloor's Academy would hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916. With the scheming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can be a very dangerous place . . .