My twin girls, Sophie and Felicity, told me this weekend that I’m still a teenager! Yay! They added that it’s not just because I scrape in at a petite five foot tall, still love to ride ponies and roller skate (well, my husband does have a roller skating club!) But that I also write great stories filled with magic, fairies, mermaids and Unipegs (horses; half Unicorn, half Pegasus ) all on their request! They didn’t mention whether my looks are those of a teenager, other than my height - and I wasn’t brave enough to ask!
My plan was for just the one book, but I happily went on to write book two then three and now there is a fourth. Okay, I admit it, I’m addicted to writing! It’s absorbing, mind-stretching and exhilarating - especially when I see my children become so excited as I read to them. Unless, of course, I’m trying to get them to sleep, that is. So be warned; they’ve (happily) been described as ‘page turners’ by my readers - and that includes the parents who enjoyed them too.
In fact, I'm really excited to be able to share with you that a recent Bloomsbury critique of my first two books, has described them as: "Plot-driven, imaginative stories, that I can see having real appeal for younger readers." And as having, "vivid characterisation and an inventive world." Very encouraging feedback from such a well respected, mainstream publisher!
I also enjoy my time out on school visits, 'book-ish' fun days at bookshops and working as an Ambassador for The Publisher's Association, helping to promote reading - of which I'm passionate about!
I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my stories with your children for years to come, as much as I have enjoyed creating and sharing them with mine :)
Right, on with book 5!



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Saving the Fairies of Serenia

Twin sisters, Sophie and Felicity, happen across a plain, leather-bound notebook at their school, only it's far from ordinary; it holds a secret. The Book isn't the only thing that's not as it might appear to be; there's something extraordinary about a tree that grows within the playground too!
Meanwhile, hidden from view in a parallel world call Serenia, the fairies work tirelessly to keep the balance of nature in both their world and ours. When Serenia flourishes, Earth flourishes, if Serenia were to fall, Earth will fall too - and the unthinkable is happening! Will the twins be able to find the inner strength and self-belief they're going to need to save Serenia before it's too late...?!