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How to Use Objects to Develop Character

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 […]

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An extract from the Firebird Chronicles: Cathedral City

An extract from the Firebird Chronicles: “The city is a shadow of its former self. In its days of glory, it thronged with processions, pageants, thriving markets, multitudes of pilgrims and travellers from across the oceans. Music spilled from these cathedrals, and artists painted and sculpted the most exquisite work. The theatricality of its rituals, […]

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A Review of Through the Uncrossable Boundary

“The empowering message that began in Rise of the Shadow Stealers continues to weave through the final installment of the trilogy. Scoop and Fletcher have been encouraged to find their own way by the mentors throughout the series and reach new heights of self-awareness as they continue to forge their own path. These characters have […]

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A Review of the Nemesis Charm

“Daniel Ingram-Brown has a way of setting the scene so that the reader becomes immersed in the world of the characters… I was gripped. I found The Nemesis Charm had a darker feel compared with the first book, The Rise of the Shadow Stealers, where the two apprentices are finding their feet in their new […]