In my new novel The Haunting of Alice May, I blend mystery, with suspense and the supernatural. The central character, Alice Parker, moves to Pacific Grove, California, with her father and little sister after her mother dies. Whilst kayaking in the bay, she paddles towards a mysterious island, but capsizes and is drowning when a … More How Mary Rose inspired Ghost Maven
In my novel The Haunting of Alice May, I dive straight into the action with a kayaking trip in jeopardy in Monterey Bay, California, which quickly puts the central character in peril. Teen readers are impatient, and like to get to the story quickly, rather than having to wade through pages of backstory or exposition. … More Writing Suspense
I love the sea. I’m drawn to the ocean, maybe because I was born in Hastings, East Sussex and lived by the sea. I spent my childhood in the rock pools, and on the pebble beaches. In the US, I live in California and am drawn to Big Sur. My new novel Ghost Maven, about … More 10 things about the author
The Haunting of Alice May is set in Monterey Bay, California, an area rich in scenic beauty and supernatural folklore. Explore some of the famous locations in the novel, such as Lovers Point, Point Pinos Lighthouse, Point Lobos State Reserve, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Big Sur. With The Haunting of Alice May, the first … More On location in Monterey
Alice is romanced by two suitors in the book – Henry and Christian. Henry is an 18 year old boy. Handsome, old fashioned and charming, he sees straight into Alice’s soul. But mysterious events in his past threaten to destroy him and Alice forever. “There was something otherworldly about him, something more refined. Some of … More Henry or Christian?
Sixteen-year-old ALICE PARKER moves with her Dad and younger sister to the sleepy town of Pacific Grove, California, to start a new life after her Mom dies. Little does Alice know the strange and terrifying events to come. When she falls into the bay during a kayaking trip, she is rescued from drowning by the … More Who is Alice?
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