Shanta Everington is the author of four published books - literary novel, Marilyn and Me (Cinnamon Press), young adult novel, Give Me a Sign (Flame Books), and parenting books, Baby’s First Year: A Parent’s Guide and The Terrible Twos: A Parent’s Guide (Need2Know Books). Shanta has two new young adult novels due out in 2013: Boy Red (Musa Publishing Euterpe) and XY (Red Telephone Books).
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.