About Me

My first book for teenagers was published in June, 2012, by Frances Lincoln Children's books. In 2013, it was nominated for the Carnegie Award and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2014 Sussex Coast Schools Amazing Book Awards.

My middle grade ghost story, The Crowham Martyrs, was published in June, 2015. It has been short-listed for the 2016 Essex and Leeds Book Awards.



I'm an American who's lived UK for over 25 years, but has never lost her accent!  I've worked as a secondary school teacher (among other things) and give writing workshops in schools all over the UK. I'm also proud to be Patron of Reading for Kincorth Academy in Aberdeen.

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