Fiona wrote a memoir and four novels for adults before Outwalkers. She was just beginning a 5th adult novel when she had a dream about a boy trying to leave England that wouldn’t leave her mind. That dream, together with lots she was reading about in the news, was the start of her first YA novel.
Fiona’s adult novel Tell it to the Bees will be released as a feature film in 2018. It will star Gregor Selkirk, Holliday Grainger and Anna Paquin.
Fiona lives in York and teaches Creative Writing part-time at Northumbria University.
Outwalkers: A future England – but not very far in the future. Alone in the world except for his dog Jet, hunted by the authorities, Jake sets out to find the only family he has left. If he’s caught, he’ll be locked up in his hated school again, and what will happen to Jet? He’s running, but they’re hunting him and they’re getting close. A gang of kids on a perilous journey through a country that will lock them up first and ask questions afterwards. They must live on their wits and they must work as a gang to survive.