Kerry Wilkinson Biography & Facts
Kerry Wilkinson (born 4 November 1980) is a British author and sports journalist born in Bath, Somerset. In 2018, his book Ten Birthdays won the Romantic Novelists' Association award for Young Adult Novel of the Year. Along with Marius Gabriel, he was the first man to win a RoNA Award in the organisation's 58-year history. He is also an International Thriller Writers Awards winner, with Close To You, for best ebook original.
Kerry Wilkinson is an author who has had bestselling ebooks in the UK, Canada, Australia and South Africa.
In 2011, he became one of the United Kingdom's most-successful self-published authors, but has since worked with 'traditional' publishers. In the final quarter of 2011, Amazon UK announced he was their top-selling author for their Amazon Kindle chart - and that he had sold over 250,000 ebooks.His first novel, Locked In, went to number one on the Amazon Kindle chart and Apple's iTunes crime books chart. At one point in November 2011, he had the top three books in the crime chart.He signed a six-book deal with Pan Books in February 2012 to publish his Jessica Daniel series of novels.In March 2012, it was announced he was one of Amazon's top-10 bestselling UK-born authors worldwide for 2011. In August 2012, it was reported he was one of Amazon's top-10 bestselling Kindle authors in 2012.In September 2012, Pan Macmillan announced they had acquired a "fantasy trilogy for young adults", the Silver Blackthorn series.
The fourth Jessica Daniel book, Think of the Children, became Amazon UK's no.1 ebook pre-order, in February 2013, with the paperback peaking at number 19 on the UK chart.In August 2013, The Bookseller reported that Pan Macmillan had bought two more books from Wilkinson, including a standalone crime novel, Down Among The Dead Men; and Something Wicked, a spin-off from Playing With Fire, book five of the Jessica Daniel series.
Watched: When Road Rage Follows You Home (Dec 2013) and Crossing The Line (January 2014) became Wilkinson's seventh and eighth successive novels to appear in Amazon's top 20 crime chart.
A further deal followed in 2014 for another book in the Jessica Daniel series, another Andrew Hunter book, and a standalone crime thriller entitled, No Place Like Home. In 2015, the Bookseller reported his sales were "fast approaching the one million mark".With the Jessica Daniel series continuing through Pan Books in the UK, publisher Bookouture secured the rights to publish the series in the United States, as well as global rights for "two psychological thrillers".In 2017, the first of those thrillers, Two Sisters, peaked at No.1 in the Canada Kindle chart and the iBooks chart. It also reached No.14 in the UK Kindle chart and No.20 in the United States.The second, The Girl Who Came Back, reached No.1 in the UK Kobo chart and No.2 in the UK Kindle chart. It also became his second No.1 in Canada.In 2018, his coming-of-age novel, Ten Birthdays, won Young Adult romance novel of the year at the Romantic Novelists' Association Awards.In 2020, his novel, Close To You, won Best Ebook Original Novel at the International Thriller Writers Awards.
Kerry Wilkinson attended Oakfield Middle School and Frome Community College in Frome, Somerset. He has a degree in journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man (2005) (co-writer)Jessica Daniel crime novels
Locked In (2011), ISBN 978-1447225645 (German version: Eingesperrt - Jessica Daniel ermittelt, Translator: Olaf Knechten, 2013)
Vigilante (2011) ISBN 978-1447225669
The Woman In Black (2011) ISBN 978-1447225676
As If By Magic (ebook exclusive, 2012)
Think Of The Children (February 2013) ISBN 978-1447223405
Playing With Fire (July 2013) ISBN 978-1447223412
Thicker Than Water (October 2013) ISBN 978-1447223429
Behind Closed Doors (January 2014) ISBN 978-1447247852
Crossing The Line (September 2014) ISBN 978-1447247876
Scarred For Life (January 2015) ISBN 978-1447247890
For Richer, For Poorer (February 2016) ISBN 978-1447280927
Nothing But Trouble (February 2017) ISBN 978-1447285441
Eye For An Eye (January 2018) ISBN 978-1509806652
Silent Suspect (January 2019) ISBN 978-0957016422
The Unlucky Ones (July 2019) ISBN 978-0957016446
A Cry In The Night (January 2020) ISBN 978-0957016453The Jessica Daniel novels are also available as audiobooks, read by Becky Hindley.
Andrew Hunter crime novels
Something Wicked (June 2014)
Something Hidden (June 2015)
Something Buried (February 2019)Silver Blackthorn novels
Reckoning (May 2014) ISBN 978-1447235309 (UK, Pan Books); (July 2014) ISBN 978-1250053534 (USA, St. Martin's Press)
Renegade (May 2015) ISBN 978-1447235316 (UK, Pan Books); (July 2015) ISBN 978-1250061331 (USA, St. Martin's Press)
Resurgence (May 2016) ISBN 978-1250061331 (UK, Pan Books); (July 2016) ISBN 978-1250090799 (USA, St. Martin's Press)Other crime novels
Watched: When Road Rage Follows You Home (2013)
Down Among The Dead Men (September 2015) ISBN 978-1447253303
No Place Like Home (November 2016) ISBN 978-1509804443
Two Sisters (June 2017) ISBN 978-1786812094
The Girl Who Came Back (September 2017) ISBN 978-1786812667
Last Night (March 2018) ISBN 978-1786814241
The Wife's Secret (October 2018) ISBN 978-1786817075
A Face In The Crowd (June 2019) ISBN 978-1786817648
Close To You (October 2019) ISBN 978-1838881627
After The Accident (March 2020) ISBN 978-1838885168
The Child Across The Street (July 2020)Other young adult novels
Ten Birthdays (April 2017) ISBN 978-1786811837
The Death And Life Of Eleanor Parker (July 2018) ISBN 978-1786812544References
KerryWilkinson.com his personal website including his blog and bibliography.
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