I have had nine children's books published with commercial companies in New Zealand and Australia, but have launched into e-publishing with my latest. Touchstone is a YA novel set on the remote West Coast of New Zealand, with a strong environmental theme. The heroine, Skye, travels there to visit relatives - but she's also hoping to unearth a deep family secret. She discovers far more than she ever expected, and ends up running for her life. Now available on Smashwords!
Skye hates secrets. When she travels to the wild West Coast of New Zealand she's determined to find out why her mother and her aunt are enemies. Her first surprise is meeting a teenage cousin, Josh. Then she finds out that Josh belongs to an activist group fighting against a new open-cast coalmine on a pristine mountain plateau. She becomes trapped in a web of lies - will she find the way out?