- Annie Dalton
name = Annie Dalton
birthdate = 1948
Dorset, England, United Kingdom
nationality = British
notableworks = "Afterdark" series, "
Agent Angel" series
Annie Dalton, born 1948 in Dorset, is a British children's
author, perhaps best known for writing the " Agent Angel" series (formerly known as the "Angels Unlimited" series).
Dalton grew up as an only child in the English countryside during the 1950s. Her father was not always around, but when he was, he would tell her fantastical stories, often with her as the principal character. Her father left the family for good. Dalton missed him and his stories, which led her to the fantasy section at her local library, thus sparking life-long love of fiction. [ [http://www.harpercollinschildrensbooks.co.uk/authors/default/aspx?id=1365 Harpercollins Children's Books | Authors | Annie Dalton] ]
After undertaking jobs such as waitressing, cleaning and factory work, [ [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/annie-dalton/ Annie Dalton] ] Dalton went on to study at
University of Warwickand soon started writing. [ [http://www.harpercollinschildrensbooks.co.uk/authors/default/aspx?id=1365 Harpercollins Children's Books | Authors | Annie Dalton] ]
Dalton now lives in Norfolk. She has three children, Anna, Reuben and Maria (the inspiration for the first "Angels Unlimited" book, "Winging It"), and two grandchildren, Sophie and Isabella. [ [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/annie-dalton/ Annie Dalton] ]
Awards and nominations
Annie Dalton's books "Night Maze" and "The Real Tilly Beany" were shortlisted for the
Carnegie Medal. "The After Dark Princess" won the Nottinghamshire Book Award, while "Naming the Dark" and "Swan Sister" were on the shortlist for the Sheffield Children's Book Award. [ [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/annie-dalton/ Annie Dalton] ]
Afterdark:*"The Afterdark Princess"(1990):*"The Dream Snatcher" (1998):*"The Midnight Museum" (2001):*"The Rules of Magic" (2004)
*"Out of the Ordinary" (1988)
*"Night Maze" (1989)
*"The Real Tilly Beany", the first of the "Tilly Beany" series (1991)
*"Naming the Dark" (1992)
*"Swan Sister" (1992)
*"Winging It", the first of the "
Agent Angel" series (2001)
*"Isabel: Taking Wing" from the "
Girls of Many Lands" series (2002)
*"Lilac Peabody and Sam Sparks", the first of the "Lilac Peabody" series (2004)
* [http://www.harpercollinschildrensbooks.co.uk/authors/default/aspx?id=1365 Annie Dalton at Harpercollins Children's Books]
* [http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/annie-dalton/ Annie Dalton at Fantastic Fiction]
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