“When she reached the fire, the girl looked back with a half-smile.  Near to the smouldering pit, a skinned squirrel was hanging from a frame of sticks, drying in the smoke. “I wish we didn’t have to eat that,” I whispered, short of breath.  


about earthheart: Hurricanes and a dream

A year ago, a friend of mine was in a hurricane. She told me about the fear, the craziness, how suddenly the land disappeared and about the putrid smell of death afterwards. Apparently unrelatedly, I had a dream one night: of a girl with long black hair taking refuge amongst the trees. I don’t know what brought these two things together – the girl and the hurricane – but they joined somehow and were the engine for writing this book. They matched in equal parts a deep distress for our future and a more subconscious, personal vision of hiding, revealing and overcoming. Earthheart is about never giving up.

This book is recommended for young adults over twelve and adults.

You can buy the book directly below (£8.99 + £3.49 UK Postage).

 It can also be purchased through the publisher, indie press Big White Shed here and is available through Nottingham Books here

Reviews at Foyles here and Waterstones here

“This is a story to give hope to all our children faced with the very possible futures we are already encountering. When I had finished reading I just wanted to stay with them!”