I write stories, primarily aimed at Middle Grade readers (age 9-12), featuring exciting adventure, science fiction, fantasy and more. I love creating characters and worlds that aim to flex a child’s imagination. I’ve also written screenplays and children’s picture books.
My first completed novel was an expansion on the album I released in 2011 called ‘The Metronomical Boy‘. That seed continued to grow for several years, eventually bursting into a life of its own as a historical fiction with a magical backdrop – ‘The Lightweaver Chronicles: The Metronomical Boy’. A kind of ‘Indiana Jones meets Pinocchio’ adventure, intended as the first in a trilogy.
My second novel ‘Underlings: The Spark Engine’ delved into more dystopian science fiction territory, following characters through a subterranean city riddled with secrets. Again, the first in a potential series of books. Passing comparisons could be Jeanne DuPrau’s ‘City of Ember’ or Hugh Howey’s ‘Silo’ series.
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Underlings: The Spark Engine
When orphan Evin narrowly escapes death while working in the subterranean city Lode’s mines, she discovers a skeletal hand holding a key and a mysterious note – just as she’s banned from the mines for ever. Hungry and hopeless, Evin and her mechanical dog Jet must work their way up towards the surface in order to unravel a mystery that could rupture the very heart of this tightly-ordered world.
The Lightweaver Chronicles:
The Metronomical Boy
When Ina Gudmund travels to Egypt with her archaeologist father, she deciphers a trail of clues to a living, mechanical boy in an ancient Egyptian tomb, but to stop sinister forces from destroying the boy for his magical secrets, Ina must uncover the mystical power of the Lightweavers.