Ride the Waves
Can a girl and boy be just good friends?
Emily and Aidan are. Best friends since they were in nappies, they have always been there for each other. That is, until Aidan moves away. Emily is struggling to cope through her parent’s divorce so when Aidan invites her to spend the summer with him she jumps at the chance. But Emily is shocked by his new image and clique of cool mates. As her feelings towards him grow, she realises he’s not the only one who has changed.
Mia is fed up of moving schools and wants to concentrate on her education. Preston is a rebellious, tough-guy with a different girlfriend every week. When their rival schools merge, they are thrown together and the chemistry between them fizzes. But are they just too different to be together? (Posted on http://www.swoonreads.com from Feb-July 2014. Rated no 1 in the contemporary, school category)
Praise for Chemistry from Swoonreads readers:
“This book is super awesome. I have read it 3 times in a month.”
“Well written, good dialogue, sweet and funny.”
“This story feels real. Lived in. That makes it all the more poignant and sweet.”
“Some great dialogue in here between Mia and Preston, a lot of lines had me smiling or laughing.”
On her sixteenth birthday, Eve discovers she has the ability to sense people’s emotions when she touches them. Mysterious, ageing biker, Colm, explains she has been chosen to be a Helper, and he will be her Guide.
Eve is horrified. She doesn’t even like people and now she has a new life of training and assignments to help them? Who has chosen her? And why? But most of all, how can she help others when her own life is such a mess?
How NOT to get Noticed
Fifteen-year-old Jaimee Jones is sick of blending into the background. When a magazine quiz tells her she has no identity, Jaimee decides it’s time to get herself noticed. But Jaimee has a knack of getting herself noticed for all the wrong reasons…
Long listed for the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices 2012 competition