Keith Charters

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Keith Charters (b 1965) is a British author and publisher.

Born in Edinburgh, he grew up in Glasgow where he attended the University of Strathclyde, before he moved to London in 1986, where he lived until 2002. His first novel for children, Lee and the Consul Mutants was published in 2004 and his second, Lee Goes For Gold, in 2006. Those two books claimed the no.1 and no.4 slots respectively in the Children's Best Sellers list published by The Herald. In early 2007 Lee's Holiday Showdown was launched and was similarly well received.

Keith is well known for presenting at hundreds of schools throughout the UK and Ireland and for appearing at book festivals. March 2008 will see him visiting 27 schools. In September 2008 he will present at the Islay Book Festival, followed by the Arran Book Festival. In November 2008 he will be part of the Imprint Book Festival in East Ayrshire. On the 19th of October 2009 he will doing a reading in Carrigaline Library, Cork.

In 2006 Keith established Strident Publishing Company in Scotland, to promote and publish new books for children. Strident has had great success with titles such as DarkIsle (www.darkislethebook.co.uk), by D A Nelson, which has been sold around the world.

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