Shane Peacock is a novelist, playwright, journalist, and television screenwriter for audiences of all ages. His first book was a biography of the spectacular Canadian personality The Great Farini. Shane Peacock’s plays have been produced by the acclaimed 4th Line Theatre, and his documentaries have included Team Spirit, which aired on the CTV national network. His novels include Last Message, a contribution to the groundbreaking Seven Series for young readers, Double You, its sequel, and Separated, its prequel. He is also the author of the Canadian-set Dylan Maples Adventures, the latest of which, Phantom of Fire (2019), takes place in New Brunswick and features the Acadian legend of the ghost ship.
Shane Peacock’s best-selling series for young adults, The Boy Sherlock Holmes, published in ten countries in twelve languages, found its way onto more than sixty shortlists. It won the prestigious Violet Downey Award, two Arthur Ellis Awards for crime fiction, the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Award, and The Libris Award, and was a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award and a three-time finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Each novel in the series was also named a Junior Library Guild of America Premier Selection.
Shane Peacock’s first picture book, The Artist and Me, appeared in 2016 and quickly became a Junior Library Guild of America selection, Blue Spruce Award and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nominee. His teen gothic horror trilogy began in 2016 with The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim, shortlisted for the John Spray Mystery Award, and continued in early 2018 with Monster before wrapping up the next year with Demon.