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Mo O’Hara

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Originally from America, Mo now lives in London with her husband, kids and two mischievous cats. Mo now has six books out in ‘My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish’ series for 7+, published by Macmillan in the UK and Feiwel and Friends in the US. The latest in the series is ‘Jurassic Carp’ which came out in July 2015. Her new picture book with Macmillan comes out in August 2016! It’s a funny, warm take on melded families called ‘More People To Love Me.’ She also wrote six books in the Ladybird series “Puddle the Naughtiest Puppy.” Mo worked as an actress and as a storyteller, touring theatres and schools all across the UK and Ireland. As well as her stories for children Mo has also written for radio and theatre and has performed her own comedy material in London and Edinburgh.

NOVELS:

  • MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH (Macmillan Children’s Books, February 2013)
  • MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH 2: THE SEA-QUEL (Macmillan Children’s Books, July 2013)
  • MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLFISH 3: FINS OF FURY (Macmillan Children’s Books, January 2014)
  • MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLFISH 4: ANY FIN IS POSSIBLE (Macmillan Children’s Books, July 2014)
  • MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH 5: LIVE AND LET SWIM (Macmillan Children’s Books, December 2014)
  • MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH 6: JURASSIC CARP (Macmillan Children’s Books, July 2015)

PICTURE BOOKS:

  • MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH: FIN-TASTIC FISH SITTER, illustrated by Marek Jagucki (Macmillan Children’s Books, July 2015)
  • MORE PEOPLE TO LOVE ME, illustrated by Ada Grey (Macmillan Children’s Books, August 2016)

17405203MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH by Mo O’Hara

Finding Nemo meets Shaun of the Dead – two laugh-out-loud stories about an evil big brother, a best friend to the rescue and one big fat zombie goldfish!

When Tom’s big brother decides to become an Evil Scientist, his first experiment involves dunking Frankie the goldfish into toxic green gunk. Tom knows that there is only one thing to do: Zap the fish with a battery and bring him back to life! But there’s something weird about the new Frankie. He’s now a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH with hypnotic powers . . . and he’s out for revenge!  (more)

“It is books like this that make a child want to learn to read so they can enjoy stories like this whenever they want.” — The Bookbag


17930283MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH 2: THE SEA-QUEL by Mo O’Hara

When Tom saved Frankie the goldfish from near death (by zapping him with a battery), Frankie somehow became a big fat zombie goldfish with hypnotic powers. Now Frankie is one lethal fish with a mind of his own (good job Frankie has appointed himself as Tom’s bodyguard). When Tom takes Frankie on a trip to the seaside, they meet a strange old lighthouse keeper who warns them about the Evil Eel of Eel Bay – and sure enough, one lightning storm later, Frankie is embroiled in a fishy stand-off with a super zombie eel. In the second story, all eyes are on Frankie as he takes on a starring role in the school play! (more)

“Complete with brilliant black and white illustrations, even reluctant readers will be desperate for more stories in this hypnotically addictive series.” — Ilford Recorder 


18709748MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH 3: FINS OF FURY by Mo O’Hara

When Tom tried to save Frankie, his pet goldfish, from certain death at the hands of his evil-scientist big brother, Mark, Frankie accidentally became a zombie goldfish with incredible hypnotic powers. He might be one fierce fish, but he’s a great pet to have on your side when your big bro’s hobbies include wedging you in the dog flap and generally trying to take over the world. When Tom and his best friend Pradeep take Frankie on a camping adventure, they discover something seriously fishy going on in the woods and, for once, it’s nothing to do with Frankie. Could rumours of an escaped big cat on the loose mean the zombie goldfish has finally met his match? In story two, something seriously weird is going on with Mark. He’s actually being …nice! As if this wasn’t worrying enough, Frankie’s been kidnapped! Can Tom and Pradeep find out what’s going on and rescue their fishy friend before it’s too late? (more)

“Two more zombie-tastic stories about Frankie, the weirdest pet in the world. Mo’s a comic genius, and these books are all laugh-out-loud brilliant. I want a zombie goldfish … and maybe a vampire kitten too.” — Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike 


my-big-fat-zombie-goldfish-4-978144726295401MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH 4: ANY FIN IS POSSIBLE by Mo O’Hara

The fourth book in the brilliant My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series – containing two funny (fishy) tales with laugh-out-loud cartoon illustrations that will hook you from the first page

Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom’s evil-scientist big brother, Mark, tried to murder him with toxic gunge! Luckily Tom and his best friend Pradeep shocked Frankie back to life with a battery, and he’s been their zombified fishy friend ever since. (more)

“another highly entertaining read” — I Read Therefore I Blog 


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MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH 5: LIVE AND LET SWIM by Mo O’Hara

Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom’s evil-scientist big brother Mark tried to murder him with toxic gunge! Luckily Tom and his best friend Pradeep shocked Frankie back to life with a battery, and he’s been their zombie-fishy friend ever since.

On a trip to the aquarium, something fishy starts going on. Something that almost certainly involves evil older brothers, a vampire kitten, a psychic octopus and a plot to take over the world! Can Pradeep and Tom help Frankie to swim another day, or will he come to a squiddy end?

In story two, TV show My Pet’s Got Talent has come to town. But someone is stealing all the entrants’ amazing abilities. Can Frankie stop the thief without revealing his secret zombie skills? (more)


JurassicCarpMY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH 6: JURASSIC CARP by Mo O’Hara

Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom’s evil-scientist big brother, Mark, tried to murder him with toxic gunge! Luckily Tom and his best friend Pradeep shocked Frankie back to life with a battery, and he’s been their zombie-fishy friend ever since.

At a medieval re-enactment event, some-fin very weird starts going on. One of the knights is acting very suspiciously . . . and Tom is sure he’s seen his evil big brother’s vampire kitten lurking around. Can Pradeep and Tom work out what Mark is up to without revealing Frankie’s secret zombie skills?

In story two, a Jurassic carp fossil is found underneath the school playground. Can Frankie, Tom and Pradeep stop Mark’s evil plan before his BEASTLY secret gets out? (more)


FintasticFishsitter330MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH: THE FIN-TASTIC FISH SITTER by Mo O’Hara and Marek Jagucki

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish — now taking a splash into picture books!

Everyone knows that fish and cats don’t get on. So when Sami has to look after her big brother’s goldfish, it won’t be easy with Fang the vampire kitten lurking next door . . .
Frankie the hypniotic zombie goldfish is back! This time he’s in full picture book colour so younger readers can join in the fishy fun. Featuring favourite characters from the original bestselling fiction series, MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH.

A hilarious story of animal mayhem featuring the most badly behaved pets ever! (more)


 

9781447277644More People to Love MeMORE PEOPLE TO LOVE ME by Mo O’Hara and Ada Grey 

This little girl’s family is huge! The only way to show how huge would be to draw a family tree. With a step-mum, a step-dad, four brothers and sisters, and a whole lot of grandparents, her family tree has a lot of branches – and a lot of people to love her.

Mo O’Hara’s warm and playful story will speak to any young child with an extended family. Accompanied by Ada Grey’s charming illustrations, More People To Love Me is a gorgeous book which shows that families come in all shapes and sizes.

With this many people to love, why have a family tree when you can have a family forest?(more)


My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish made the New York Times Best Seller list in December 2013. (Click image to enlarge)

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