Shanta Everington trained as a teacher and has had a range of jobs from working in community care and running a teenage sex helpline to editing an international journal and writing charity publications. She completed her first novel, Marilyn and Me, as part of the online MA Creative Writing programme at Manchester Metropolitan University and the book was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2007. Her second book, Give Me A Sign, was published by Flame Books in July 2008 and her book for young adults, Boy Red, by Musa Publishing in 2013. She has a further young adult novel, XY, which won joint prize in The Red Telephone Young Adult Novel Competition run by Manchester-based press Bridge House Publishing, coming out in 2014. Shanta lives in East London with her husband and sons. 

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