The GRACIE DART series:
Three-part teen comedy series following Gracie Dart as she tries to get to the bottom of life’s big questions.
GRACIE DART: YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, Hot Key Books, April 2018.
Gracie Dart is your classically studious, responsible, clear-headed, career-focused girl. The sort of girl whose exam revision timetable is fully colour-coded and always triple-checked.
But now GCSEs are behind her – and suddenly Gracie starts feeling, what was the point in it all? Then she accidentally thinks she is dying of a terminal illness (thanks, Google). One super-embarrassing A&E visit later (no, Gracie, it’s not a fatal skin disease, you’ve just overdone the fake-bake lotion) and Gracie starts to rethink her life.
And when Gracie decides to do something, it’s not by half measures. Gracie Dart is about to live it large…
THE YELLOW ROOM, Hot Key Books, 28th July 2016.
When Anna receives a letter telling her that her father has died, she finds it hard to feel anything very much. She hasn’t seen him for years and can barely remember him. She certainly has no interest in meeting the person who sent the letter: her dead father’s girlfriend, Edie. Anna has her own problems to deal with, including a secret she desperately needs to keep buried.
When Leon, a creepy boy from school, begins threatening to reveal Anna’s secret, Anna’s life starts spiralling out of control. With her own mother distracted and distant she finds herself turning to the eccentric and warm Edie for support.
But what Anna doesn’t realise is that Edie has secrets of her own.
BIRDY, Hot Key Books, 2nd July 2015. (Optioned for film by Loop.)
Frances Bird has been a loner for so long that she’s given up on ever finding real friendship. But then she’s asked to show a new girl around school, and she begins to think her luck could finally be changing.
Eccentric, talkative and just a little bit posh, Alberta is not at all how Frances imagined a best friend could be. But the two girls click immediately, and it’s not long before they are inseparable. Frances could not be happier.
As the weeks go on, Frances finds out more about her new best friend – her past, her secrets, her plans for the future – and she starts to examine their friendship more closely.
Is it, perhaps, just too good to be true?