Hello, and welcome to my website.
I started out working as a journalist in London, but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. I managed, somehow, to get commissioned to go travelling for a year, and came home with the beginnings of a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became BACKPACK, a thriller which won the WH Smith New Talent Award, and I have since written eleven more novels published in the UK and around the world.
THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS, my first novel for young adults, is now out in the UK, the US, and many other territories. The book tells the story of Flora, a seventeen year old with anterograde amnesia who has to re-remember her life several times each day. Flora kisses a boy on a beach in Penzance and follows his trail to Svalbard, convinced that he holds the key to her regaining her memory. She remembers things by writing them on her hand, and in notebooks, and anywhere she can think of. As her journey goes on, she begins to realise that many things in her life are not what they seem.
My second YA novel, THE TRUTH AND LIES OF ELLA BLACK, will be published in January 2018.
I live in Cornwall with my partner Craig and our children.