Keith (KB) Shaw spent the first 15 years of his adult life as a theater designer, director, teacher, playwright and, occasionally, bit actor. He secretly dreamed of winning an Oscar or Emmy for Best Screenplay. Early on, he learned "a great play isn't written, it's rewritten." He discovered that he drew greater satisfaction from writing fiction than from writing plays and screenplays. For the last 20 years, he has been writing for the education market, completing more than 1,200 lessons, interactive modules, and educational video scripts, most for the world's largest education company, Pearson. Shaw also hosted live educational broadcasts into K-12 classrooms across the country. His education writing experience instilled in him a concern for the reluctant male reader, which is now a part of his writing DNA. It also led Shaw to found The Spectrum Children's Book Club in 1996. The website, which was cited in The Chronicle for Higher Education, ran for over a decade. It reviewed books and published short stories by such writers as Bruce Coville, David Lubar, Orson Scott Card, and Pete Hautman. Shaw's goal is to write YA fiction that can entertains, enlightens, and appeals to both boys and girls. He is the author of two YA science fiction series: Neworld Papers and From the Shadows [ISBN: 978-0-692-97715-6] and numerous short stories. Shadows started as a web series on the Spectrum and drew more than 20,000 readers.
Perfect Tens Award "Shaw weaves a tale that will make readers believe in the human race again... a well-written, fast-paced story perfect for reluctant and avid readers alike." --VOYA5 Stars "The Neworld Papers series by KB Shaw is a beautifully sculpted work of science fiction that delves into the complexities of human emotion through characters who battle grief, explore romantic ties, and defy global suppression." -- Chanticleer Book Reviews"Shaw sets a thoughtful coming-of-age tale on a faraway planet ... The mystery of Neworld's origins and the wonderfully imaginative alien flora and fauna bring this book to life."-- Kirkus Reviews"Brilliantly imagined world combined with great story telling and a hero we both like and understand.."-- Payson Roundup