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Corrinne Averiss - Author

ABOUT CORRINNE AVERISS – SHORT

Raised in the Midlands with love, laughter and library books, Corrinne studied English Literature at St Andrews University. She has spent much of her adult life working in children’s TV as a producer/director. She created the triple BAFTA-winning Share a Story competition and co-devised and wrote for Milkshake’s Pip Ahoy. She lives in Manchester with her husband, daughter and cat. Apart from A Dot in the Snow with Oxford Children’s Books, Corrinne has two picture book titles with Egmont and one with Andersen Press.

ABOUT CORRINNE AVERISS - LONG

I grew up in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, it was here that seven year old me scribbled, folded and stapled together my first picture book about Hannah, a lonely hamster who escapes her cage in search of a soulmate. I’ve always loved stories. I studied English Literature at the University of St Andrews. Aside from a short stint as a theatre reviewer for The Scotsman I’ve spent the last fourteen years being a professional silly person in children's television. Making things up for Ragdoll, CiTV, CBeebies, Cosgrove Hall and latterly for my own company, Stitchy Feet.
World Book Day inspired a children's competition I started at CiTV called Share a Story which has been awarded three children's BAFTAs. My TV credits also include co-devising and writing children’s series Pip Ahoy for Milkshake.
I’ve always found picture books compelling. I like stories where children wrestle with their thoughts and feelings; where small moments are a big deal; where tone manages to be both thoughtful and humorous. I like philosophical themes of identity and belonging. I’m aspiring to capture some of this in the stories I write.
I live in Manchester with my husband, daughter and cat. When we had a spare bedroom, I turned it into an office to write but spent most of my time at the dining table or in coffee shops. Now the office has been rightfully claimed by our daughter as a nursery and I write in bed while she sleeps.
What happened to Hannah the hamster? She was duped into befriending a crocodile husband and wife who planned to eat her. Cheery stuff!

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A Dot in the Snow
Corrinne Averiss - illustrated by Fiona Woodcock
Two young creatures meet and play in the snowy wilds of the Arctic in this story of friendship, adventure and love. Miki, a little polar bear, is scampering through the snow while Mum goes fishing, when he sees a red...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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