Books and Writing

My current projects and published works are collected below. Take a look, and I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback!

The Shape of the World

Escaping her lonely island in search of her vanished mentor, 15-year-old Song joins the last of the Cantors, an ancient order of warriors who defend the universe from monsters beyond the edge of existence. But in the isolated city of Cantors, rebellion is brewing, and the monsters may be closer than anyone could’ve imagined.

Runner-up in the WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award and shortlisted for both Gollancz’s inaugural Rivers of London Award and PRH’s WriteNow mentorship. Currently out on submission, but you can read an excerpt here.

Articles and Short Non-fiction

The December 2016 edition of Maltese Culture and Arts Magazine Encore features my piece “Wireframe Rodent” about going backstage with the creators of the feature-length animated film Qrempucu, based on the Maltese book.

Alternative Learning, Extraordinary Outcomes” in Encore‘s September 2017 issue, delves into the Alternative Learning Program (ALP) based in Paola , which uses arts and creative industries to provide a non-mainstream pathway for potential early school-leavers to complete their educational goals.

Winter is Here

Meanwhile, my articles “BRACE YOURSELVES: 6 Tips for Surviving Winter in Malta“, and “Only In Malta: When Public Transportation FAILS” were commissioned by Maltese blogging outfit The Real Malta.

The Ravenscourt Tragedies

In 1890s Brytainnia, corsets are in vogue, magic is illegal, and an ancient threat is rising in the shadows. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Abigail Crowe is drawn into a web of family secrets and murderous mysteries.

The Ravenscourt Tragedies is a five-book webseries in progress, updating every other week. For minimal spoilers, start reading here, or check out the first book on kindle, Waterstones, or

Mira took a deep breath. “I’m running away.” The announcement hung between them, like a feather released suddenly into the air before it fell.

Like Clockwork

If her mother ever caught her sneaking out of her room to explore the city, Mira would be in trouble. To be honest, she shouldn’t even be stealing Mother’s parts for clockwork–but there isn’t much else you can do to entertain yourself when you’re house-bound and sick. That is–until the menacing Dr. Merritt suggests that he might have Mira’s cure.

A short story published in Ember, a Journal of Luminous Things. Pick up the print issue of Volume 4 or read now.

Stejjer Imfewħa

An artistic heritage project documenting the relationship between culture and the natural world, Stejjer Imfewħa collects the stories of migrants and natives living on the island of Malta. Part found memoir, part herbal, the memories and knowledge shared in the book were collected from four interactive workshops over the course of nine months in 2015.

The project was commissioned by the Integra foundation in conjunction with Friends of the Earth Malta, and audio versions of the stories were shared through an exhibition (“Herbarium“) at the Inquisitor’s palace in May of 2016.

Stejjer Imfewha Cover

Other Prose and Poetry

On Finding My Library’s Copy of Rayuela (Hopscotch) by Julio Cortázar

Published in Riddled With Arrows, Issue 1.1

The Liturgy of the Word

On religion and loss, a flash memoir.

Originally published in Headwaters 2011.

The Language Barrier

A short memoir about growing up mixed, in so many ways.

Originally published in Headwaters 2012.

To Plant a Garden

Short non-fiction piece in conjunction with the Stejjer Imfewħa project, commissioned by Friends of the Earth and the Maltese migration and integration NGO Integra.

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