I write fiction for children aged 10+. Real-life stories with a mysterious twist. Stories that are impossible to put down once you start reading.
BUTTERFLY SUMMER Some secrets last a lifetime. When Becky and her mum move to the tiny village of Oakbridge, Mum is hoping for a new beginning. But when Becky discovers an old photo of her mum in hospital clutching a baby, twelve years before Becky was born, Becky becomes haunted by the thought that her mum is keeping something from her. Stifled by her mum’s over-protectiveness and depressive moods, Becky feels more alone than ever. The only place she finds comfort is at the beautiful local Butterfly Garden with her new friend, the wild-spirited and impulsive Rosa May. But Becky can’t shake off the unanswered questions. Why can’t she swim? Where is her dad? Who is the baby in the photo? And why is her mum lying to her? As the two girls spend more time together however, Rosa May’s unpredictable temper and possessive streak suggests that she is hiding something as well…and in the heat of the sun-drenched summer, it seems that Becky is the only one in the dark.
When Lizzie and Bee meet on holiday, it feels as if they were always meant to be friends. Escaping their parents and exploring, everything seems perfect in the hot summer sun. As the two girls grow closer however, strange questions rise to the surface… Is Lizzie an only child? Why has Bee s dad disappeared? And why, as the holiday comes to an end, are the two girls forbidden from seeing each other again? Could one dark secret from the past hold the answer? Could one fateful night keep Lizzie and Bee apart…for ever?
I also have a younger series STAR MAKERS, set around a Saturday drama club. There are three books in the series, Phoebe Finds Her Voice, Polly Plays Her Part and Sam in the Spotlight.
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I have just finished writing my sixth book, another stand-alone novel called Purple Ribbon. It’s dark and mysterious with an unexpected twist at the end.