Monster Doughnuts and more...
A little bit about me
All I have ever wanted to do is write books, so being able to welcome you to my author website is pretty amazing!
I started writing stories a very long time ago but it wasn't until my daughter, Sophia, came up with a brilliant idea for a character (Mr Harris, the ruthless, doughnut-loving, board game-playing cyclops), that I wrote 'Monster Doughnuts' - the first of a three-book series.
Book one of the series will be published in April 2021, by Piccadilly Press, and I can't tell you how excited I am about it! I am very lucky that the incredible, award-winning illustrator, Sarah Horne, has been kind enough to bring it to life for me with her brilliant drawings.
Books two and three will follow in January 2022 and August 2022.
I grew up in Kent but spent quite a bit of time in northern Italy where a lot of my family live. When I'm not writing, I love reading, cooking, gardening, redecorating bits of my house and spending time with my lovely family and friends.
I'm represented by Rachel Mann at Jo Unwin Literary Agency.
You can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org - I'd love to hear from you!
"Writing is the geometry of the soul"
Monster Doughnuts (Book One)
Due for publication in August 2021
Ever since their parents’ mysterious disappearance ten-year-old Grace and her older sister, Danni, have been running the family bakery, Cake Hunters. Their cakes and doughnuts are the best in town – but don’t be fooled, the shop is just a front for the sisters’ much more important trade! Grace and Danni come from a long line of monster hunters, and their amazing cakes are renowned for defeating all kinds of monsters, from Sock Stealers to Snot-nosed Ogres.
But when they come across Mr Harris – the doughnut-loving cyclops – the sisters realise they’re about to face their biggest challenge yet. Mr Harris is one tough cookie. He’s incredibly grumpy and quite people-eaty and not very good at keeping promises. But every monster has a sweet tooth, and resisting the Hunter sisters’ marvellous concoctions is no easy task.
When Grace discovers Mr Harris has information about her missing parents, she knows she has to find a way to gain his trust, and rescue her mum and dad from their extraordinary location.