Success belongs to those who persevere
My background is TV production, initially Entertainment, then Current Affairs, before focusing on sitcoms and dramas. After eight years in TV, I began teaching, applying my efforts to novel writing, rather than scripts. I've since completed two manuscripts, both of which I'm currently editing.
A Young Adult Fantasy, my novel is a contemporary reimagining of genie mythology and the legends of the Divine twins, wrapped in rich Celtic folklore. it is the first of four novels, each featuring fifteen-year-old Mimsy (Miriam) Ayres and her twin, Finlay, along with one of the four tribes of elemental genies, or Jinn as they’re known. This first novel centres on the Jinn of Air.
After their father's death, twins, Mimsy and Finn, are determined to find his killer, but their search soon happens upon something much more sinister - a curse tying their family to tribes of malevolent Celtic genies.
Their mother abroad, the twins are sent to stay on their long-lost grandfather's farm in Cumbria – the cold North of England, miles from the world of London they call home. It is here they meet the inhabitants of Little Arrow, the nearby village, who live in fear of the genies returning to wreak vengeance for their banishment.
With the help of their grandfather and a mysterious hunchbacked woman, Finn and Mimsy set out to battle a fate that has been written for millennia. But trying to find the truth and prevent these sinister beings from rising to power seems impossible when both time and the elements are fighting against you.
Enjoy the short extract of JINN STORM below!
‘The lost and broken are called on for wishes. We call on eyelashes, falling stars and the breaking of wishbones. We pay the darkness of wells and snuff the wicks of candles and yet few of us ever live to see our desires come to pass, because broken things lead to broken wishes. And what is lost is easily forgotten. You should be careful what you wish for. We must all be careful what we wish for. If you are wise, you will save your wishes and save yourself, for now is the time of the O’hn.’