I wrote Our Child of the Stars, and Our Child of Two Worlds out this year. This site has more information about my writing journey, great short fiction, some thoughts on craft, creativity, publishing and life in (my blog), and whatever else rocks my socks.
Our Child of Two Worlds wins early praise.
“Beautiful and tender. I really love the characters… there is so much empathy and warmth and humanity.” (Patricia, actor)
“heart-warming and thought-provoking” (Sue Tingey, author)
Our Child of Two Worlds out now – hardback, eBook and audiobook in the UK. eBook and audiobook in the USA and Canada, but hardback 14th June. This completes the two book story opened by Our Child of the Stars.
“Our Child of the Stars is one of my favourite books of all time. The sequel, Our Child of Two Worlds is a fantastic story, told so well.” (Kate, For Winter Nights)
“Riveting, compelling, and emotionally charged: a page turner I loved” (Annarella, Scrapping and Playing)
“Fiercely intelligent, engaged … Our Child of Two Worlds is moving, exciting and deeply readable.” (David, Blue Book Balloon)
“A wonderful sequel to Our Child of the Stars, featuring one of my favourite characters – the strange, kind, alien child Cory, who knows danger is coming.” (Kate, Wet Dark and Wild)
“Cory is very different to us, but he also embodies what’s best about humanity. He encourages humanity to rise above the dark side of our nature.” Alistair, Red Train Blog
Small-town USA, entering the Seventies. A childless couple Gene and Molly adopted a strange, wounded child of the stars they call Cory.
Molly is the main narrative voice – a passionate nurse fighting for her own extraordinary child. Cory is gentle, vibrant, excitable, endlessly curious and loving – and both joy and danger comes from his otherworldly origins.
In Our Child of Two Worlds a figure from the past brings uncomfortable truths and Gene and Molly face the terrifying loss of everything they took for granted. Humanity needs Cory’s people to return to save the Earth – but if they take Molly’s son, it will break her heart.
What would you do to keep your son?
OUR CHILD OF THE STARS
My widely praised debut got glowing reviews in the Guardian, Mail, and Grazia among others. The Los Angeles Times called the first book “…a wonderfully emotional, heart-warming journey of what it really means to be a parent”
Small town USA, the year of Woodstock and the Moon landings – the story of Cory, a lost boy with a remarkable appearance, the lengths his adopted family will go to protect him, and the secret that refuses to stay hidden. It is a rare novel of warmth, goodness and generosity…
‘…a big Hollywood canvas and an intense family focus, emotionally devastating, funny and charming all at once’
Welcome to this website, where I write about my novels and short-stories, fiction of various sorts, life, and my writer’s journey. Becoming a writer I had advice and support from many people. I’m clear I’m still learning but I hope you find the site helpful.
More about Our Child of the Stars
‘I loved this book. It was one of those I couldn’t put down but didn’t want to end. It is beautifully written and certainly stirs the emotions. It is a tale of love, loss, friendship, loyalty and doing the right thing…’ (Sue Tingey)
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