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I write short stories, novels and poetry for children, teens and adults. My books are realistic stories about ordinary people faced with unusual problems. I write books set in the present day and I also write historical novels. I love researching for my books and winkling out all those fascinating details.

 

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BREAKING NEWS : My brand new Y.A. novel BEHIND CLOSED DOORS to be published by Firefly Press, June 2018.

 

Josie and Tasha, both fifteen, are near-neighbours. But when their families let them down, they find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for survival.

Josie is the daughter of an obsessive-compulsive hoarder whose house is no longer safe. Tasha, though materially cared for, feels threatened by her mother's new boyfriend, who her mother chooses over her daughter. They are girls on the margins of adulthood, who find themselves also on the margins of society.

Behind Closed Doors examines how teens can live their lives when there is no security at home.

I am represented by Anne Clark Literary Agency.

With Mary Cash at Holiday HouseBooks Madison Avenue, New York.

The Emergency Zoo is amazing. It is really gripping and you can't be dragged away from it.  

Miriam Berry, 8 yrs.

This is truly a gem of a book. I had to sneak it off my daughter's bedside table and couldn't put it down until I'd finished it.

Jane Yates, Teacher.

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