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A BIT ABOUT ME

In 2015 I was one of 15 writers selected to take part in a Curtis Brown Creative Writing for Children course tutored by Catherine Johnson. 

 

I live in Suffolk with my husband and two children and when I'm not writing I love nothing more than curling up with a good book. My favourite children's authors include Emma Carroll, Katherine Rundell and Katherine Woodfine. I also love long walks in the countryside, swimming and drinking lots of tea!

I am on Twitter and Instagram as @amhowellwrites if you would like to get in touch - or please contact me using the form below. 

For any book related queries please contact my agent Clare Wallace at The Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency www.darleyandersonchildrens.com   

 

MY DEBUT MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL 

THE GARDEN OF LOST SECRETS 

IS BEING PUBLISHED BY USBORNE ON 13 JUNE 2019. 

It is 1916 and twelve-year-old Clara’s father has gone to Devon to recover from gas poisoning. Clara, and the terrible secret she keeps hidden in her pinafore pocket, are sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle at Gardener’s Cottage in the grounds of a country estate.

 

Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets of their own: a locked room and a hidden key, a mysterious boy who only appears in the gardens at night, covert meetings on misty mornings, and a fruit thief who is stealing precious pineapples from the Earl’s exotic hothouses.

 

But for Clara to unravel the garden’s secrets, she will have to face up to a truth she can’t bring herself to acknowledge and a war she’s desperate to forget.

The Garden of Lost Secrets is now available to pre-order at Waterstones and Amazon by clicking on the buttons below.

 

"Stunningly atmospheric"     

Polly Ho-Yen, author of 

The Boy in the Tower

 

MY DEBUT MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL THE GARDEN OF LOST SECRETS 

IS OUT NOW. 

It is 1916 and twelve-year-old Clara’s father has gone to Devon to recover from gas poisoning. Clara, and the terrible secret she keeps hidden in her pinafore pocket, are sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle at Gardener’s Cottage in the grounds of a country estate.

 

Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets of their own: a locked room and a hidden key, a mysterious boy who only appears in the gardens at night, covert meetings on misty mornings, and a fruit thief who is stealing precious pineapples from the Earl’s exotic hothouses.

 

But for Clara to unravel the garden’s secrets, she will have to face up to a truth she can’t bring herself to acknowledge and a war she’s desperate to forget.

The Garden of Lost Secrets is now available to pre-order at Waterstones and Amazon by clicking on the buttons below.

 

"a debut...crammed with mystery and secrets against the backdrop of war"

The Bookseller

UNE, 1905.

Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop.

But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys… Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?

The Independent, 15 June 2019

"Atmospheric, full of period detail

and, most importantly, thrilling." 

The Garden of Lost Secrets

It is 1916 and twelve-year-old Clara’s father has gone to Devon to recover from gas poisoning. Clara, and the terrible secret she keeps hidden in her pinafore pocket, are sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle at Gardener’s Cottage in the grounds of a country estate.

 

Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets of their own: a locked room and a hidden key, a mysterious boy who only appears in the gardens at night, covert meetings on misty mornings, and a fruit thief who is stealing precious pineapples from the Earl’s exotic hothouses.

 

But for Clara to unravel the garden’s secrets, she will have to face up to a truth she can’t bring herself to acknowledge and a war she’s desperate to forget.

The Garden of Lost Secrets is now available to buy at Waterstones and Amazon by clicking on the buttons below.

 

Coming 6 February 2020!

The House of One Hundred Clocks

JUNE, 1905.

Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop.

But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys… Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?

The House of One Hundred Clocks is now available to pre order at Waterstones and Amazon by clicking on the buttons below. 

 
 

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