Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
-G.K. Chesterton


My debut novel ‘The Girl, the Crow and the Story Stones’ is a middle-grade historical fantasy about Miette, a river-child who must overcome the death of her sister to save storytelling.

Bath, 1910. Miette hasn’t told stories since her sister died a year ago– meaning her days as a member of the Society for the Salvation of Stories are numbered. She knows that if she does, Tatiana will stop visiting her in her dreams. When Miette discovers that the heart-gems that protect storytelling are dying, and her friend Johnnie is missing, she sets out to save both from the clutches of evil story-hater Mistress Bonaventure. Together with her friends, Miette must save the world’s stories by telling the story of her soul, even if it means letting go of Tatiana for good.

I’m curently working on book 2!

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_c99Corsham Court where the MA Writing for Young People takes place – could there be a better place to write?

DSC03570Graduating with writer friends.

fullsizeoutput_3263After signing with my lovely agent, Lydia (because you have to take an “I’ve got an agent” photo for your dad, right?!)