Hello and welcome to my debut novel ‘It’s Safe Not to Hide’

To you the reader, young adults, parents, grandparents, teachers, carers, therapists, all walks of life whoever you are and wherever you may be.

Whether you are an avid reader or maybe this is the first time you’ve opened a paperback and put your head into a novel. I hope you found it time well spent. Thank you for choosing to read ‘It’s Safe Not to Hide’ and trusting me to introduce you to characters with such interesting lives. It’s Safe Not To Hide is a novel for young adults. It is a story of hope, heartache and resilience, addressing important issues such as gender fluidity, leukaemia, sexual exploitation, computer addiction, autism, bereavement and parent-child domestic abuse.

A gripping page turner that will break your heart and then mend it again.

This fictional account of a group of teenagers who seek the services of a therapist is a gripping and life-affirming read. It’s written by an author with first-hand experience of working with teenagers; and the difficult themes that are tackled in the book are done so with great sensitivity and care. I would thoroughly recommend this book for readers of YA and adults who have a curiosity about how modern teenagers live their lives, the relationships they form and the challenges they may face.
This is a stunning debut from a talented author – I look forward to more books from her in the future!