Countdown to Following Ophelia

Countdown to Following Ophelia

The story of Mary Adams and her alter ego, Persephone Lavelle, feels as if it’s coming to life. Launch day is 9th March. Meanwhile, I’m finishing book 2 which will be out in the summer. I have become a history girl. Following Ophelia is my 8th novel for teens. It started life as an idea from my editor, Katie Jennings at Stripes. She was looking for someone to write about the Pre-Raphaelites and their muses. I was struggling to decide

Love Song shortlisted for the RoNAs

Love Song shortlisted for the RoNAs

Love Song’s original title was This Is Not a Love Song (one of my favourite post-punk anthems from Public Image Ltd) because it’s about a girl who doesn’t want her life complicated by messy feelings for a boy. Nina is sensible, level-headed and calm. But that’s why more than one boy – famous boys, in fact – falls for her. And things get messy anyway. So yeah, there is a little bit of love, and a lot of songs. And

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