Ali Sparkes

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Ali Sparkes
Born Alison Sparkes
Southampton, England
Occupation Author
Notable works The Shapeshifter

Ali Sparkes (born 1966) is a British children's author. Her books include The Shapeshifter series of 5 books, Out of this World (a prequel to The Shapeshifter and first released as Miganium), Unleashed, a series of 5 books (a spin-off/sequel series of The Shapeshifter, centered on some of the other Shapeshifter characters), Dark Summer, Frozen in Time, Wishful Thinking, Destination Earth, the Monster Makers series, and S.W.I.T.C.H. She lives with her husband and two sons in Southampton, England. Her debut book The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox was nominated for the 2007 Bolton Children's Book Award. She has also won two Blue Peter awards: "Book I Couldn't Put Down" and "Book Of The Year", for her book Frozen in Time.[1]

In January 2012, Sparkes appeared as a contestant on the quiz show Eggheads in a team called The Incidentals, along with her parents, sister and family dentist. Sparkes won her head-to-head against CJ De Mooi, securing her place in the final round, but her team ultimately lost.

Sparkes has published written 50 books from which only 42 or 43 have been published.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ali Sparkes wins Blue Peter book of the year award". BBC. 3 March 2010. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 

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