I write novels for children and young adults.

My YA novel NIGHT OF THE PARTY will be published by Scholastic UK in May 2018.  It’s a political thriller and love story, set in a dystopian, near-future England governed by a hard-right, nationalist party.

My fantasy trilogy ASSALAY was published in German by Erika Klopp Verlag and I’m currently self publishing an English edition. Volumes one and two are already available in paperback and ebook, and I’m working on the English edition of volume three. You can find more information about them, as well as links to sample chapters, here.

I live in London, and love it for its diversity and vibrant life, for its many fascinating hidden corners, for its beauty, and its occasional comic moments –


As well as novels, I write song lyrics for the Da Capo Music Foundation – you can find more information about the foundation, its work, and some of the pieces I have written for them, here.

Sometimes I write at home, at my messy desk, or at the kitchen table, or in the garden….

Often, I meet up with fellow writer Kimberly Pauley and work alongside her. Here’s a selection of our favourite writing spots: The Wren, Drink, Shop and Do, The Tabernacle, Foyles and Friends’ House.

When I’m not writing, you’ll find me singing, trying to play the piano, or spending time with my family  – my husband, three daughters, and a tabby cat who bites my feet when he’s hungry, and occasionally sits on the keyboard of my computer, but who compensates for all that by being very beautiful.