Welcome to Creative Kids Tales George Ivanoff.
I feel like I have known George Ivanoff forever, but we didn’t actually meet face to face until last month.
George and I had chatted via email and I have even interviewed him on The Author’s Shelf. So when I heard George was planning a quick visit to Sydney to promote his recently released You Choose series, I had to get together with him. After loitering for a long time in the Sydney Dymocks store (George was stuck in traffic), I got to meet him. Let me just say, George is just as lovely in person as I have come to know him by email and phone.
George is a ‘Mr Mum’ who lives in Melbourne with his wife and children. He eats too much chocolate (don’t we all) and he drinks too much coffee. He does however, sometimes indulge in a nice bottle of wine or a single malt Scotch.
He has written over 70 books for children and teenagers, including fiction and non-fiction. Wow! These include school readers, library reference books, chapter books, novelettes, novels and even a short story collection. He has books on both the Victorian Premier’s and the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge booklists.
Gamers’ Quest, George’s teen sci-fi novel won a 2010 Chronos Award for speculative fiction. The second in the series, Gamers’ Challenge was shortlisted for a 2012 Chronos Award. The final book, Gamers’ Rebellion in the Gamers’ trilogy was published in July 2013.
George’s latest series of books is the interactive, You Choose series with Random House.
You Choose is a series of four interactive books where the reader gets to make key decisions about how the story progresses. Numerous intertwining story paths and a plethora of different endings (many of them resulting in certain death), combined with a variety of genres and an odd assortment of really weird characters should provide a roller-coaster ride of a reading adventure.
You may have read short stories and articles written by George. He has written for both adults and kids.
George is also a Dr Who aficionado and has also visited one of Australia’s most loved streets, Ramsey Street on Neighbours. His most recent TV visit was to Studio 3 in Melbourne. www.abc.net.au/abc3/watchnow/studio3/abc3
To find out more about George visit: www.georgeivanoff.com.au