My contemporary YA novel, Running Scared, is here!

"Running Scared is so well written, engaging and fast paced it’s unputdownable—the characters so believable you’ll bite your nails in hope they’re okay."

Rosanne Hawke, multi-award-winning author of Marrying Ameera

"Simply the best portrayal of disAbility I've ever read."

Catch Tilly, author of Otherwise Known as Pig

What if you're scared your best friend is hiding a dark secret?

My name is Melinda and it’s been the worst year ever:

  • We had to leave our family farm
  • Mum is in hospital
  • Dad is losing it
  • And my freak-out-and-run arachnophobia is getting worse

The one good thing in my world is Rory. Maybe he sees things differently because he’s been in a wheelchair for the past eight years, but Rory always knows how to make me laugh. 

Problem is, Dad doesn’t want me anywhere near him. He doesn’t trust Rory or his family, especially as Rory’s brother is wanted by the police. 

And now even I’m scared about what Rory might be hiding ...

Running Scared won the 2018 Caleb Prize for an unpublished manuscript!

Meet Ruth and her best friend Shona in Peck Pocket, a standalone feel-good short mystery set in Paris.


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