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Welcome to my website! I write chilling ghost stories, thrilling young adult adventure, and inspiring poetry. My books include The Boy in the Burgundy Hood and The Girl in the Ivory Dress, two standalone ghost stories in The Ghosts of Alice series, and the young adult adventure mystery series, The Secret of the Tirthas. I have also published two collections of poetry.

Out now!

FOR THE FIRST TIME – TOGETHER IN ONE BOX SET – ALL 5 BOOKS OF THE SECRET OF THE TIRTHAS!



The Secret of the Tirthas follows the thrilling adventures of Lizzie Jones as she explores a garden in a remote corner of England that hides mysterious portals, or tirthas, to exotic places all over the world. The tirthas take Lizzie to Kashi, the Indian City of Light, the eerie swamplands of Louisiana, and the treacherous jungle of Cameroon – but soon she finds the portals are being exploited by demons and their servants, trying to prevent their summons to the shadowy Unknown Realms.

Can Lizzie and her new friends – the elephant rider, Pandu, and police inspector, Raj Faruwallah – stop them before they achieve their evil ends?

The ultimate binge read, The Secret of the Tirthas is a breath-taking adventure mystery series, perfect for lovers of His Dark Material and Harry Potter.

What readers say about The Secret of the Tirthas:

“An entertaining and exciting book… I can’t wait to read the next adventure!” The Guardian on Book 1, The City of Light

“I started reading this book last week and could not put it down”

“A thrilling, fast paced and wild ride… filled with portals, secrets, mystical creatures, demons, magic, Wicca, and a mongrel of a dog named Mr. Tubs”

“The plot was original and unpredictable and I loved the characters, especially Lizzie”

“I was enthralled by the fluidity of the writing and the vivid descriptions of Kashi”

“A great read for children and adults alike and very reminiscent of books I loved as a child such as The Secret Garden, Tom’s Midnight Garden, the books of Alan Garner and, of course, The Chronicles of Narnia”

“The writing is pacy, precise and evocative… a wonderful mystery book for anyone, not just kids, who likes to read about history, myths, legends and paranormal creatures”

“By far the best middle grade series I have read in a long time”

“The best book I’ve read this year.”

“A fantastic finale that really gripped us to the end!”

Find out more about the series here.

Available on Amazon now for £7.99 / $9.99 – at HALF the price of the individual books!

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