Shanta Everington is the author of five published books - literary novel, Marilyn and Me (Cinnamon Press), young adult novels, Give Me a Sign (Flame Books) and Boy Red (Musa Publishing Euterpe), and parenting books, Baby’s First Year: A Parent’s Guide and The Terrible Twos: A Parent’s Guide (Need2Know Books). A third young adult novel, XY, will be published by Red Telephone Books in 2014.
In 2006, Shanta was awarded an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, for her debut novel, Marilyn and Me. Narrated by a young woman with a learning disability who models herself on Marilyn Monroe, the novel draws parallels between two remarkable women. Shanta’s poems and short stories have been accepted for publication by various small presses, with a story shortlisted for The Bridport Prize 2009. Her first poetry chapbook will be published by Bedouin Books later this year.