I live in Brighton with my husband and our three sons. I’ve been passionate about reading and writing since longer than I can remember and never feel complete without a book in my hand. I love the magic of words within the pages – how they can take you anywhere, heal and destroy you. I feel a bit of a fraud saying I wrote my books, as I feel that my writing spirit does it all for me. I’m just enjoying the journey! I also love swimming in the sea, even in the snow – and singing in my Gospel choir.
Seed and Paper Butterflies were shortlisted for the Waterstones’ Children’s Prize. Paper Butterflies was also shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and won the FAB Book Award.
Flight of a Starling: Rita and Lo, sisters and best friends, have spent their lives on the wing – flying through the air in their trapeze act, never staying in one place for long. Behind the greasepaint and the glitter, they know that the true magic is the family they travel with. Until Lo meets a boy. Suddenly, she wants nothing more than to stay still. And as secrets start to tear apart the close-knit circus community, how far will Lo go to keep her feet on the ground?
Paper Butterflies: June’s life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one – and a secret one. Not even her father knows about it. She’s trapped like a butterfly in a net. But then she meets Blister, a boy in the woods. And in him, June recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away from home and be free. Because every creature in this world deserves their freedom – but at what price?
Seed: Seed loves you. Seed will never let you go. Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it’s too late.