Hi everyone!  So you want to know more – fab!  I am a young adult author and I write fast-paced science-fiction, real-world fantasy and issue-based novels concerning anxiety, depression and learning difficulties.

I recently completed a Curtis Brown Writing Course for children and loved every minute of it.  I have also completed the Writer’s Bureau short story and novel writing course as well as  Aaron Sorkin’s master class and the fab  Writers HQ Plotstormers II course.  I have been shortlisted for both  Peerpitch 1 & 2 hosted by the lovely Scribblers.  I have been long listed for the New Voices Award by New Adventures in Fiction. I am a member of SCBWI and The Golden Egg Academy.

Going back further I completed a psychology degree at Royal Holloway University of London and like to think this helps with my writing.

I dabble in middle grade and adult novels too!

 

 

 

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You can check me out on a few other sites:

Story Spinners where a bunch of my writing friends and I get together and blog about our journey in the world of agent finding, publishing and creating stories.

You can also visit the official website for The Unadjusteds which is coming soon here and find out if you’re a superfreak or an unadjusted with a special power.

 

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The Unadjusteds – A young adult novel.

Imagine, with the simplicity of swallowing one pill, being the most beautiful, the most intelligent, the fastest, the strongest. Or do you prefer wings? Fins and gills to swim? In the world of The Unadjusteds genetic enhancements are the norm. But what if you’re not altered? What if you’re just an unadjusted? How do you survive?

The Unadjusteds is a first of a trilogy and is followed by The Rise of the Superfreaks & The Reckoning.

 

The Unadjusteds:

In an alternate reality where genetic enhancements are the norm, the minority human race, the unadjusteds, must fight for their place in society. 18-year old Silver Melody, daughter of the pioneers of genetic modification, is an unadjusted and wants nothing more than her mother to be released from prison and to escape the spotlight of the president’s wrathful eye.  When Silver’s best friend Matt tells her of an impending exodus she must decide whether she should risk it all to make a stand against the superfreak society. She must convince her father to escape the city with her and work on a developing a cure that only he can make; a cure that will return the superfreaks to their human forms, or kill them in the process.  But events don’t always run to plan, and before Silver can save the country and all those she holds dear, she must overcome a surprising obstacle and decide which of the two guys in her life she is really in love with.

 

The Rise of The Superfreaks:

After a year of the unadjusted community living peacefully, Silver’s mother is kidnapped.  President Meg Flowers has been preparing for any eventuality and unusual attacks.  When a virus wipes out 90% if the population, it is with a heavy heart that she asks the mission team to take back their super abilities and head across the country, to the mountains, to defeat the last group of superfreaks and rescue Silver’s mother.  But Silver knows Earl form when he worked with her parents and was he the creator of the hellhound.  With the obstacles he has set them as they travel, she fears they may not even make it to the final battle in the Rocky Mountains.

 

The Reckoning:

With enemies old and new finally buried and new friendships made deep, Silver and the team return to the East Coast to begin a new life from the ashes of an apocalyptic world.  But Silver doesn’t count on her own dark powers getting the better of her.  Will the new enemy seduce her for the use of her powers, or will she stay true to Matt and her friends?  And what of the baby?  Will the baby bring a respite from grief to one of the team or will it be the ending of them all?

READ THE FIRST CHAPTER OF THE UNADJUSTEDS UNDER THE FREE CHAPTERS HEADING

 

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