Fiction and Non-Fiction for Children and Young Adults.

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YA Fiction & Non-Fiction

Published by The Women’s Press in 2002
Published by Simon & Schuster in 1988
Published on Kindle in 2015
Published by Hodder in 2000

“It’s easy, after all, not to be a writer. Most people aren’t writers, and very little harm comes to them.”

JULIAN BARNES, Flaubert’s Parrot

Want to know more about the type of stuff that I write? You can check out the Books page….here!

FREE Full Length YA Novel!

I stood in front of my bedroom mirror…wondering what I saw…wondering what kind of life this jacket had had before now.

Ever wanted to be someone else? To re-write your own story? Maddie Finch has.

At fifteen, she would like to be older, and wiser, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. To be more of a risk-taker like her alter-ego, Maizie, the girl who lives in the stories that Maddie secretly writes.

But then one day the story and the writer become forever intertwined and Maddie finds herself thrown into a world she is horribly unprepared for, hurtling towards an ending she is struggling to control.

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Out now on Kindle…

No Man’s Land

A YA Novel

For fifteen-year-old orphan Tom loss is everywhere. And love is a risk. But then he meets Penny and risks losing everything…

Orphaned two years ago, fifteen-year-old Tom is restless and rootless as he now travels from country to country with his guardians on their charter dive boat. Sailing into another new port, he is surprised to meet up with an old friend and a group of other misfits – all miles from the countries they once thought of as home. They come together in a No Man’s Land that is as transient as anything else in their lives. But can any of it last, especially when there is a cyclone bearing down on them…?

No Man's Land (e-book 2015)
Freedom is one thing. Not belonging anywhere is another. Or maybe they are just different sides of the same coin.

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Turn one page at a time.

The Poldeen Trilogy

A Trio of New Adult Books

Drowning On Dry Land

The first part of The Poldeen Trilogy, Drowning on Dry Land, was released onto Amazon in October 2013 and is now also available on Kobo.

Three brothers. Two deaths. One run-down sheep farm. Nothing can be the same again.

After the sudden death of their parents, three brothers find themselves the reluctant inheritors of a run-down sheep farm in Cornwall. Forced to deal with a long-standing family feud as well as their own desperate grief, they cannot be sure whether the farm will be their life-raft or a ship that is sinking alongside the rest of them. Check out the details here.

When something really bad happens, everything in your life gets divided into two distinct parts: before it happened and afterwards.

***** Bailey Cericlought: “…a fantastic story, beautifully told, and deserves to be recognised as a serious cut-above the usual…”

Vena Cork, author of Thorn: “I have just finished reading Drowning On Dry Land…and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to the second and third instalments.”

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The Geography Teacher’s Son

Released May 2014 on Kindle is The Geography Teacher’s Son, the second book in The Poldeen Trilogy.

16-year-old Marcus has just one thing on his mind: sex.  If only it could have stayed that way.

16-year-old Marcus Lamb has just one thing on his mind: sex. His family, meanwhile, are buckling under the weight of secrets that are as old as he is, but Marcus remains blissfully unaware of his pivotal role in their hidden past – that is until his world breaks apart once and for all. Check out the details here.

…there was this unspoken tension…quietly pulling at him, nagging like a toothache…

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Meet Me On The Flipside

Published in 2016, Meet Me On The Flipside is the third and final book in The Poldeen Trilogy.

Why did his brother commit suicide five years ago? For 16-year-old Harley the worst thing is not knowing the truth. But he is wrong.

Set in the same place and at the same time as the other two novels, Meet Me On The Flipside concludes with the Stevenson family who are desperately trying to come to terms with the suicide of their son Bailey, five years earlier. As 16-year-old Harley uncovers the truth behind his brother’s death, he unwittingly sets in motion a devastating chain of events.

He wanted to scream ‘but Bailey’s dead, you can tell me now, you can tell me everything’ …

ISBN: 978-0-9926982-5-6

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