Sometimes When I Sleep

For Harriet, Eden university is a chance to escape the shadows of a family tragedy and reinvent herself, even though she doesn’t know exactly who she is or where she belongs. She’s grown up hiding from curious eyes, and seeking refuge in the music of Dark Island, who appear to be the only ones who have words for her hidden traumas. Spurred by a promise from Dark Island that she’s leaving the shadows, Harriet is convinced that university will be the place where all this changes. And yet, finding where she belongs is not easy. As the structures which have kept Harriet safe start to crumble, she comes to believe she has found a soulmate in the mysterious and compelling Iquis. But neither girl is telling everything, perhaps not even to themselves.

Influenced by Gothic literature, this coming-of-age story explores the intense relationships which form on the cusp between childhood and adulthood. It’s likely to appeal to readers of Joanna Harris, Maggie O’Farrell and Holly Bourne.

Buy printed and ebook versions via Troubador (publishers):

Printed book locally available from:

Pigeon Books, Southsea
One Tree Books, Petersfield
P&G Wells, Winchester

Recent interviews:

BBC Radio Solent – interviewer Pat Sissons
Star and Crescent – interviewer Loree Westron