• For the many years it took me to get published, I’ve been  a passionate
    supporter of SCBWI and am now Co-RA for the British Isles region.   Usborne published my debut YA novel More of Me in 2016. More of Me has been nominated for the 2017 Carnegie medal, is the first ever YA book to win the EIBF First Book Award and has been shortlisted for multiple regional awards in the UK. It’s sold in 7 territories so far.

    I am indebted to my SCBWI friends and critique group for the support they
    provided through my  long apprenticeship. I also  run a fruit farm near Chichester,
    fence competitively and belly dance.

    My agent is Sophie Hicks:


  • Like any other writer, i write because I have to. Call it what you like, exercising demons; dealing with stuff; navel gazing…it rarely feels like artistry. It feels like a swirling cloud of fleece teased into strands, spun on a wheel and knitted into a crazy patterned cardigan with ladybird buttons.

    It feels like craft. 

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore

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    Fischer Schatzinsel in der S. Fischer Verlag GMBH


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    More of Me

    Usborne Publishing


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    More of Me

    Amulet Books (Abrams Books for Young Readers)