Former crime reporter Christi is the author of the international best-selling Night School series, which was published under the name CJ Daugherty. Before writing Night School, Christi worked as a newspaper journalist in American cities including Savannah and New Orleans. She won numerous awards for her reporting, particularly her investigative journalism into corruption and crime. Her new novel, The Echo Killing, will be published in 2018.
Working with her film-maker husband, CJ wrote and produced a webseries based around the Night School books: watch the episodes for free here.
The Secret Fire (with Carina Rozenfeld): A battle against fate. A race against time. Taylor Montclair is a regular girl from the quiet backwater of Woodbury, England. Sacha Winters is a darkly mysterious boy from the City of Lights – Paris, France. While Taylor’s focussed on her dream of attending Oxford University, school couldn’t be further from Sacha’s mind… Sacha knows exactly when he’s going to die. Because he’s done it before. On the appointed day, Sacha’s time will run out. And his death will fulfil an ancient destiny that could unleash chaos and catastrophe. Taylor is the only person who can save him. Neither of them knows that yet. Because they haven’t even met. Hundreds of miles and a body of water separate them. Deadly forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart. They have eight weeks to find each other and unravel an ancient web of mystery and danger. The clock starts now.
Night School (Night School Series Book 1): Allie’s world is falling apart… She hates her school. Her brother has run away. She’s just been arrested. Again. And now her parents are sending her away. But instead of hating boarding school, Allie is happy. She’s making friends. And there’s Carter, a brooding loner with whom she feels an instant connection. Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Her classmates – and maybe some of the teachers – are hiding a secret. And soon it begins to feel like a very dangerous place.