Meet the Author

Sue lives in a house surrounded by a wildlife hedge so she can pretend she lives in the countryside. She enjoys reading, walking, cinema, researching her books, and painting and printmaking, when she's not writing -- which isn't very often!

Sue's latest book, Second Skin, is OUT NOW


Aledra is one of a race of shape-shifters; the Drakkoni, powerful warriors and conquerors of a wild and beautiful continent. She is estranged from her cold and distant father, who is Lord Commander and confidante of the King. When her attempt to save a life goes tragically wrong, she becomes a fugitive, hunted both by her father and a pitiless bounty hunter. She teams up with Jubal, a young man from an indigenous tribe, who has witnessed the slaughter of his people by the hated Drakkoni. Aledra and Jubal journey across the war-torn continent, surviving as best they can while their greatest challenge is how to exist as sworn enemies.

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Sue is currently working on her next novel, a Gothic Mystery set in Victorian Northamptonshire and the shoe trade. 

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About Second Skin, Sue says: ‘I started out with the germ of an idea for Second Skin which became more complex, far reaching, and darkly sinister as I developed it. This happens most of the time when I’m writing for a Young Adult and older readership! Fascinating things happen when cultures collide. There’s so much material for a writer to explore. I’m also very interested in the many stories and rich lore of Native American Culture. Within it, I found inspiration for some of the themes and characters for Second Skin.’

More About Sue

Sue is also an artist when not writing which isn't very often. She is inspired by images from nature and the interplay and balances of light, shapes and spaces. She also loves the contrasts between movement and textures.

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Details from some of Sue's monoprints