Young adults' author

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Website: http://www.blowfishbooks.com


nominated for 2016 Carnegie Award, finalist in Bath Children's Novel Award

11-13 (Key stage 3), 14-16 (Key stage 4), 11-16 (Key stages 3 and 4), 6th Form and college


I have over twenty years experience teaching Creative Writing in further and higher education. I have run workshops and sessions in secondary schools around persuasive writing, storytelling, and narrative. I am a successful YA author of two books, with many more to come. My talks and workshops are always bespoke; they're highly entertaining, lively and stimulating. 

My first book, The Edge of Me, a YA thriler about a survivor of the Bosnian War was described by the Schools Libraries Association, as an 'Important book [  }Think of The Silver Sword, Once, or One Day in Oradour to gauge the impact this book may have on young readers, and use this to promote an understanding of modern-day genocide'

My new title, Bad Blood, one of two in the series, and out September 2016, is a gripping and twisty thriller that begins with the death of a brilliant scientist and ends with a dark and terrible discovery. Caroline Ambrose of the Bath Children's Novel Award, says of Bad Blood: 

'This gripping tale constantly builds in suspense until the final shocking twist and an author's after note which made me gasp out loud.'


Bad Blood Part One (isbn:978-0-9932334-3-2)
4 months ago, Ben found his father dead. But there are things about his suicide that donít add up. In his search for the truth he uncovers a secret that will change his life forever.
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The Edge of Me (isbn:978-0-9932334-0-1)
Sandaís parents came to London after the Bosnian War. One day she comes home to find them gone. Back in Serbia, she is to uncover the brutal truth about what they really did in the war.
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Crime/Thrillers, Romance

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Young Adult

Lecturer in Creative Writing, Young Adult author, Thriller, Bosnian War, conspiracy, secrets and lies, The Edge of Me, Bad Blood, Carnegie nominated, workshops in schools