On the eve of her twelfth birthday, Beatrice Crosse runs away from her adoptive home only to encounter the ghost of England’s most famous prophetess. The witch offers her treasure, but can she be trusted?
Bea must wrestle her past to discover the witch’s secret and find her way home.
“Mystery…foreboding…highly atmospheric… This bildungsroman of a journey captures the vulnerability of a child in care and considers the emotional effect of adoption and bullying. It blends a contemporary character with an historical tale, adding a splash of fantasy and a sprinkle of magic. I have said before that a good book is a good book whether it is written for children or adults and this latest novel, by Daniel Ingram-Brown, and described as young adult fiction, is a good book!”The Yorkshire Times
“A deft blending of historical, fantasy, contemporary and adoption fiction. I was genuinely transported.”Dr Rachel Connor, Novelist and Dramatist
“A heart-warming coming-of-age story, with an added sprinkling of magic.”Hannah Seat, Early Years Lecturer and Adoptee
Part of my writing process for my new young adult novel Bea’s Witch: A ghostly coming-of-age story involved using objects to shape the plot and develop the book’s main character. In this video, I introduce some of those objects and talk about my process. Let me know if you’ve ever used objects as a writing […]
This is an extract from a blog written for Leeds Beckett University about creative writing and educational practice. Read the whole blog here
I was interviewed today on BBC Radio York for #NationalAdoptionWeek. We talked about the process of becoming an adoptive dad, the joys & challenges of adoption and how the experience inspired my new book Bea’s Witch: A ghostly coming-of-age story. What are your experiences of or questions about adoption?