I was born and bred in a rural corner of Devon, but now live among the breweries and canals of central England. I am a horror and fantasy author, poet, and journalist.
In 2003 I graduated from Edge Hill University, Lancashire, with a BA Hons degree in Drama and Writing. During this time I decided that my future lay in writing words rather than performing them.
The most unlikely of horror writers, I’m scared of just about everything, and still can’t sleep in a fully dark room. I go weak at the sight of blood, can’t share a room with a spider, but do have a streak of evil in me somewhere.
Some years ago I worked at an antique auction house and religiously checked every wardrobe that came in to see if Narnia was in the back of it. I’ve still not given up looking for it.
The Bottle Stopper (The Paper Duchess Book 1)
Would you kill for your freedom?
Would you die for it?
Maeve was six when they took her mother away, and left her in the care of her Uncle Lou: a drunk, a misogynist, a fraud.
For eleven years she's lived with him in Falside's slums, deep in the silt of the Falwere River. She bottles his miracle medicine, stocks his apothecary shop, and endures his savage temper.
The Matching (The Paper Duchess Book 2)
"There was a time when a girl's wedding day was the happiest day of her life."
In Falside, girls are a rare commodity; protected, controlled, and tracked by the administration. They spend their days idly waiting to be married off to the highest bidder.