THE MAGIC OF WATCHING MY SISTERS COME ALIVE ON FILM

THE MAGIC OF WATCHING MY SISTERS COME ALIVE ON FILM

Her books are based on her own magical East Anglian childhood. Now Sheridan Winn is watching them come to life on a film set

Sheridan Winn’s Sprite Sisters stories are set in Norfolk, hugely popular in Germany and about to be made into a film distributed by Disney.

Sheridan, of Bergh Apton, near Loddon, has written seven Sprite Sisters books, which have struck a particular chord with little girls in Germany, selling more than half a million copies. READ THE FULL STORY ON EDP24

SPRITE MAGIC – NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WRITING

SPRITE MAGIC – NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WRITING

Nine words. That’s all I wrote in my diary at 1.30am on 21st January 2007.

Four girls with magic power. East. South. West. North.

The following morning, I realised this was the idea I had been waiting for. Within a matter of minutes, I’d got the title – The Sprite Sisters – and the world, the old, rambling house where I’d grown up in Norfolk. I had my characters, Flame, Marina, Ash and Ariel, with their magic powers of Fire, Water, Earth & Air. If they argued their power would weaken, but if they worked together their magic was strong and they could protect Sprite Towers. The underlying message was that everything has to come back to the balance. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON NATIONALCENTREFORWRITING.ORG.UK

THE SPRITES SISTERS FILM GOES INTO PRODUCTION IN GERMANY IN JUNE

THE SPRITES SISTERS FILM GOES INTO PRODUCTION IN GERMANY IN JUNE

I am delighted to announce that Story House Media Group has confirmed production of the film of the Sprite Sisters books. One of Germany’s best-known screenwriters, Hortense Ulrich has written the original script, and a well-known German star, Katja Riemann, will play Glenda.

The film will be released in Germany in 2019.

Let’s hope a UK publisher picks up the books soon!

MARINA’S STORY PUBLISHED BY FISCHER KJB

MARINA’S STORY PUBLISHED BY FISCHER KJB

I am delighted to announce the publication of the second Sprite Sister prequel Vier zauberhafte Schwestern – Wie alles begann: Marina und die Kraft des Wassers.

Marina is delighted when she discovers her power of water and cannot wait to use it. Things are not easy as she has to keep her magic secret and learn to control it – and she soon finds out that water is not as safe as she thought.

Marina’s Story is the second title in the WIE ALLES BEGANN series published by FISCHER KJB. Aimed at younger readers, the stories can be read as ‘stand-alone titles’ or as part of the series.

The third prequel, Ash’s Story, will be published in Germany in the Autumn 2018. The fourth prequel story, The Sprite Sisters’ Christmas Adventure will be published in the Autumn 2019.

THE POWER OF FOUR IS PUBLISHED TODAY IN GERMANY

THE POWER OF FOUR IS PUBLISHED TODAY IN GERMANY

I am delighted to announce the publication of Vier zauberhafte Schwestern und die unsichtbare Gefahr – the tenth Sprite Sisters’ title.

As with all Fischer Verlag’s books, it looks beautiful. I love the sparkling jacket and the wonderful illustrations throughout the book. As and when it is published in the UK, the story will be known as ‘The Power of Four.’

I have now written ten Sprite Sister stories in the main series, along with three prequels. That’s thirteen books and I will probably stop there. But we will see!