S M Wilson,
The Extinction Trials
(The Extinction Trials 1)
On this shortlist:
Susan M Wilson lives on the west coast of Scotland with her fiancé and two sons. Her day job is as a nurse in public health – and her dream job is writing fiction. Her love of young adult fiction started as a teenager and has never stopped. She wrote The Extinction Trials to try and infect her sons with the same love of reading that she has – watch out, she’s hoping it’s contagious!
Stormchaser wants to escape her starved, grey life. Lincoln wants to save his dying sister. Their only chance is to join an expedition to a deadly country to steal the eggs of vicious dinosaurs. If they succeed, their reward is a new life filled with riches. But in a land full of monsters - both human and reptilian - only the ruthless will survive.
The Extinction Trials has been shortlisted for lots of other awards, including the Northern Ireland Book Award, the Essex Book Award, Grampian Children’s Book Award, and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize.
S M Wilson might not fare well herself in her novels – she describes herself as having ‘no survival skills’.
She is a big fan of Star Trek and is currently working on a book set in space.
She has no pets but has owned a total of seven hamsters in her life (so far).
Her favourite dinosaur is the T-Rex.
To find out more about Susan, follow her on Twitter @susanwilsonbook.
Alfie from Corpus Christi: