One day she’s an ordinary seventeen year old, grieving for her mother. The next, she’s a Shield, the result of a decades-old experiment gone wrong, bound by DNA to defend her best friend from an unknown killer.
The threat could come at home, at school, anywhere. All Evie knows is that it will be a fight to the death.
And then there’s Jamie. irresistible. off-limits.
"Spark is perfect for 14-year olds who liked Scott Westerfeld's 'Uglies' series and Suzanne Collins' 'The Hunger Games' trilogy."
★★★★★ Books + Publishing
"With more twists than a bowl of spaghetti, I couldn't put Spark down. Now I'm chaffing at the bit for Book Two."
"The real world disappeared as I lost myself in Evie's high stakes dilemmas."
Kids' Book Review
Storylines Notable Book Award, Young Adult Fiction, 2015
Music is a massive part of my creative process, a way to soak up the mood and atmosphere of my imaginary world.
Some months, working on Spark, I went on a Muse bender, or The Killers, or The Black Keys. I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve thrashed Jack White’s solo album ‘Blunderbuss’. ‘Love Interruption’ is one of my favourite Evie & Jamie love songs. If I was working on something melancholic I might wallow in Coldplay, for Evie angst Muse, for ass-kicking fight scenes Foo Fighters, Green Day, The White Stripes... and many other bands. So do your earholes a favour and visit my playlists on Spotify!