New Book alert!

My new YA novel is OUT!

The beautiful cover is designed by Salvador Lavado of Salvador Design.

Song Beneath the Tides is published by wonderful publisher Guppy Books

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Reviews are coming in … some highlights are below.



The Scotsman

from ‘The best books for teens this Easter’ in The Scotsman, by Hannah Sycamore

‘Those in search of a more unusual thriller should try Song Beneath the Tides … a rich and gripping novel that explores the lasting impact of colonialism, the horrors of animal poaching and the effects of tourism on local communities in East Africa. Past and present stories collide as Ally experiences glimpses into the past. Her visions are deeply rooted in the legends and stories of Kisiri, a sacred island at risk from poachers and threatened by tourist development. Told in parallel timelines, this novel is a unique and fresh story for YA readers. It presents challenging themes in an accessible, engaging and thought-provoking way and at its heart it is a story about hope and the importance of working together.’

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WRD About Books

‘A complex and lyrical adventure that’s part ghost story, part thriller, part love story. Compelling, atmospheric and beautifully written.’


Scottish Book Trust

‘Gripping. … explores themes including colonialism, international tourism and animal poaching, change and resilience. At its core, it’s a book about hope and working together. Click post-it for video review:


Youth Libraries Group

‘lyrical yet urgent new novel’

I wrote a guest blog for YLG about the background and inspirations to Song Beneath the tides. Read it here: