Billy Chan would rather spend the summer holidays surfing with his friends in California but his parents are keen he improves his Mandarin and learns more about his Chinese heritage (his father is from Hong Kong), so they pack him off to Camp Dragon in mainland China. There he meets 11 other kids from all […]
To celebrate the launch of my own middle grade fantasy, The Lucky Diamond, I am doing a give away of six fabulous middle grade fantasy paperback books. I’ve selected five books I hugely enjoyed this year, so I can personally recommend them. The sixth book is on my TBR and I am really looking forward […]
Kiki Kallira has an anxiety problem. Even out with her friends, she worries over whether she locked the front door of her home, and imagines a stream of catastrophes from a burglar to a goose breaking in and attacking her mother. Knowing her fears are irrational doesn’t help Kiki, although she gets some solace when […]
The Lucky Diamond was officially launched! Buy the paperbook and ebook in Amazon here : Buy the paperback in Barnes & Noble here or on request in any bookstore. The Lucky Diamond is also FREE to read in Kindle Umlimited The Lucky Diamond received a glowing review from the UK Book recommendation site LoveReading4Kids earning […]
Twelve-year-old Cordelia, Rosalind and Giles are triplets, who together with their older half-brother Connall and mother live in a castle deep in the woods, along with their servant and friend Alys. The castle is protected by magical enchantments cast by their mother, who is determined to keep them safe. For in this world, the Raven […]
My Middle Grade Children’s fantasy The Lucky Diamond is now officially available, in paperback, ebook and on Kindle Unlimited. It’s taken several rewrites, a wonderful beta reader, what felt like endless editing, and I am so grateful to family, friends, my editor, cover designer, my writer group friends, and my virtual friends in the Writing […]
It’s six months after Amari’s brother Quinton disappears, and Amari seems to be the only one that hasn’t given up on him. When a mysterious courier delivers a cryptic message and a magical Wakeful Dream from a presumed dead Quinton inviting her to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, Amari doesn’t hesitate to sign up […]
In Dark Waters, Ollie, her Dad, Coco and Brian are taken on a boat trip across Lake Champion by Coco’s Mum, who is researching Champy, the fabled monster of the lake. Passing through a strange mist, an apparently uncharted island appears. When the boat is rammed and sunk by an unseen monster, Ollie, Coco and […]
In my earlier posts I introduced Yvonne, Susan, Vicky, Alan and Cathy, the five orphan heroes of The Lucky Diamond (click on their names if you missed it). Today I want to talk about their magical gifts (pictured above). As their mother was dying, she passed on a special treasure or ‘gift’ to each of […]
Christmas holidays are about to be ruined for the three Alexander children when BOTH their parents have to work in to run up to Christmas Day and the kids are dumped in the country with Great-Aunt Poppy. 11 year old Ava, eldest of the siblings, is the only one of the three who has met […]
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