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You can find out more about my books below. All of these books are available on Amazon as ebook.
For print books, contact me directly.





Ava is only fourteen when lightning kills her mother. She doesn't know how she'll survive the pain. Like her mother, Ginger, Ava has magical abilities, but she is only just beginning to understand how they work and without her mother's guidance, she feels lost.

When a magical, winged boy comes to tell her that Ginger raised him like her own, Ava is both fascinated and horrified by the secrets her mother kept.

but she has bigger problems: there is someone in VanVere who hates magic, someone who will go to great lengths to rid the town of it, including having Ava kidnapped.

And when all their lives are in danger from someone even more damaged than her, Ava will have to find the power in her own magic and memories to save them all.

This book is for young teens.

Ivy Bauble is about to become Apprentice to the Master of Transformations. Never mind that she’s far too obsessed with Knightmares for her own good, or that she’s not sure if she can trust Master Borinvere and his brooding ward, Declan.

But when the magical Tower fails to transform and protect the peaceful village of Newton, Ivy has her hands full with more than just the annoying Declan and her sketchbook full of Knightmare drawings. Those dark, dangerous beasts are all set to fly into Newton and destroy everything Ivy holds dear.

And of course, Ivy is the only one who can stop all of this.

Swept up into an adventure with hot air balloons, magical wells, tickering cars and dreadful, fire-breathing horses, Ivy Bauble’s life is about to change forever. And all because of Ivy’s unending curiosity.

This book is for 9-12 year olds.





I have also published short stories in AfroSF and AfroSF v3.
The first of these stories, FIVE SETS OF HANDS (AfroSF), has been studied at the University of Miami. The second, THE GIRL WHO STARED AT MARS (AfroSF v3), was nominated for a NOMMO award in 2019.

Charon's Song is a short story anthology by Skolion, a collection of authors who write genre fiction.

My story in this collection, Temporary, is about a refugee feeling a planet-wide civil war, and landing up on a planet where a hairdressing ritual can change your life. 

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I am also an illustrator and book cover designer. If you would like to see my portfolio or get in touch regarding my rates and capacity, click below to go to Looma Illustration.