Meet author Gabriel Dylan

Gabriel Dylan is a debut author of new teen book Whiteout. AND he is a Gloucestershire teacher!

In fact, the inspiration for his first novel came from being snowed in whilst leading a school skiing trip to a remote village in the Austrian Alps!

Ideal for teenagers, Gabriel’s book is in the horror genre, and in this short film, he chats with us about how this type of book might just be the perfect way for some pupils to find escapism in reading.  And scroll down to find links to the books that Gabriel recommends in the film.

Charlie hopes that the school ski trip will be the escape from his unhappy home life he so desperately needs. But there is something wrong with the remote ski village of Kaldgellan. Something is out there, something ancient and evil, among the pines and the deep untracked drifts, watching and waiting. And when the storms blow in, Charlie and his schoolmates wake to find the resort deserted. Cut off from the rest of the world far below, as night falls the few left alive on the snowbound mountain will wish they were somewhere, anywhere else. Only ski guide Hanna seems to know of Kaldgellan’s long-buried secrets, but whether Charlie can trust her is another question…

To buy the book, visit the independent bookshop or Amazon.

If you’d like to explore more YA horror titles, here are some Gabriel recommends:

The Call, Peadar O’Guilin
Interest age: 13+
Reading age: 12+

Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Interest age: 12+
Reading age: 11+

Check Gloucestershire Libraries availability here
The Enemy Series, Charlie Higson
Interest age: 11+
Reading age: 10+

Frozen Charlotte, Alex Bell
Interest age: 13+
Reading age: 11+

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Harrow Lake, Kat Ellis
Interest age: 13+
Reading age: 11+

Twisted Tree, Rachel Burge
Interest age: 14+
Reading age: 12+

Check Gloucestershire Libraries availability here
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