Five members of ‘Histeria’ the London based group of writers of historical fiction for children, had a lovely day out at Audley End House in Essex on 21st August. A wander round the beautiful grounds, a break for lunch, then a tour of the splendid Jacobean house. I particularly enjoyed seeing the king’s bedroom (all ready for George 3rd who, sadly, never made it there) and the delicate and intricate Adam ceilings in the reception rooms downstairs. We ended the day with tea and sponge cake at my house which is close by.
Very excited about my new series THE STONEKEEPER’S CHILD
Book One: The Call
Book Two: Kalen’s Revenge
This two-volume middle grade fantasy is based on the myths surrounding a vanished island. It is a thrilling, fast moving story of the collision of two worlds, the battle of good against evil and the growing friendship between two strong young characters, both misfits, as they fight to free the island’s people and overcome the evil Kalen and his dark forces.
Add to the mix an unreliable kelpie shapeshifter, seers, glyphs, powerful magic, a gnomic sword, the mystery of a banished stonekeeper and you have a tension filled and unusual series which will keep the reader guessing until the very end.