The following series of monologues, released as separate blogs over the coming days, form an account of an experiment performed at Knaresborough Castle. Investigators travelled around the castle grounds to discover ghosts, who waited, hungry to tell their stories. As you read the accounts, I invite you to imagine that you are standing where the […]
Being an author and theatre director, I spend a lot of my time either writing about fictional worlds or bringing them to life on stage. The perfect combination? Adapting my own book into a play! I’m currently in the process of bringing my first book in The Firebird Chronicles series, Rise of the Shadow Stealers, to the […]
I got lots of goodies in the post today! Firstly, some postcards I ordered arrived. Each has an illustrated character from the Firebird Chronicles on the front (drawn by the lovely Sarah Johnson). On the back there’s a quote from that character, taken from the Nemesis Charm. I love how clean and simple they look! […]
“For me, one of the final scenes was so beautifully unexpected. It involves a sort of revelation for one of the antagonists and was written so perfectly.” Auburn Langley, Goodreads
At my recent book launch for the first of the Firebird Chronicles, Rise of the Shadow Stealers, I was asked what I wanted to say through the book. Part of me wanted to answer, “Read it and draw your own conclusions!” but actually I think it’s a fair question. If you’re going to write a […]
The girl’s hair was a scribble of black, her features rounded like a question mark. The boy’s eyes were sharp. He was thin and gangly. An exclamation mark, the Storyteller thought.
I’d love to tell a romantic story about being the sort of child who scribbled stories whenever I had a free moment and dreamt about being an author as I read books under the bedcovers. It’s true I did once win a storytelling competition at school – something to do with a disappearing elephant from […]