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I write short stories, novels and poetry for children, teens and adults. My books are realistic stories and my characters are ordinary people faced with dilemmas who have to dig deep to find the hero inside themselves. I like writing about secrets that cannot be revealed until the problem is solved. Ultimately, I write because I have something to say.

 

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LATEST NEWS....BREAKING NEWS....

Lovely reviews coming in for The Emergency Zoo

Great interview with me in JR magazine, April, about the inspiration and research behind the writing of The Emergency Zoo. Lovely comment too from Miriam Berry aged 7 and a half, "The Emergency Zoo is amazing. It is really gripping and you can't be dragged away from it..."

The Emergency Zoo is in The Bookseller again - this time tipped as one of the May highlights for children's publications. 'When war breaks out, who will save the animals?'

Feb 15th 2016 : The Bookseller has just announced the publication of The Emergency Zoo, "what happened to all the pets in WW2?" Great stuff - two months running in The Bookseller.

I have a two book deal with American publisher Holiday House!!

They will publish HIDDEN, my book about two teens who rescue an asylum seeker from the sea, (September 2016) and BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, a brand new Y.A. novel about a girl whose mother is a hoarder, ( Spring 2017).  Mary Cash, editor-in-chief at Holiday House,said, "Miriam's writing speaks directly and urgently to young people about subjects which matter to them and the world. We are delighted to welcome her to Holiday House.”The deal was announced in The Bookseller. ( Jan 8th 2016)

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Danish publisher, Turbine,  have bought the rights to HIDDEN. I'm delighted that I will be published soon in Denmark and look forward to seeing the new cover too!

New Books : 2016

I am represented by Anne Clark Literary Agency.

Miriam's books get better and better - there's never a moment when you're bored.

Aisling Copeland, 14.

After hearing Miriam talk today I feel that I want to try writing.

Phoebe Ridgeway, 14

With Phoebe on Hayling.
With Phoebe on Hayling.

I love the twists in your books, the way I can't predict what Lindy or anyone else is going to do next.

Y8 pupil, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School.

I enjoyed HIDDEN. I liked the way you use real racial comments, it gave the book a realistic real feel to it, instead of seeming like it was obviously made up. I would recommend it to my friends and I would read other books of yours because this one was different from anything that I have read in the past.

Conrad, Y8