‘Lighting the way home’: Myth and history combine in a magical adventure inspired by the incredible true stories of female lighthouse keepers.

I am thrilled to announce that I have a short standalone adventure story Featherlight coming out on the 15th April 20201 with Barrington Stoke. Written and formatted specially for dyslexic and reluctant readers. Find out more below…

Deryn’s father is the lighthouse keeper on Featherstone Island, keeping the lantern lit to protect passing boats from the treacherous rocky coastline. But when an emergency arises and her parents have to travel to the mainland for help, Deryn is left alone to keep watch over the lighthouse, and she finds herself in a terrible situation when the lamp runs out of oil during a wild storm. With a fishing boat in peril on the sea, and time running out to rescue those on board, Deryn seeks help from an unusual source – a creature born of myth and magic, who can help light the way.

Featherlight has cover artwork by Evan Hollingdale and internal black and white illustrations by Anneli Bray.