2020 Recipient of Complete Manuscript Assessment by the New Zealand Society of Authors (Find out more)

Genre: Historical Fantasy Word Count: 73,000 words

On a dark winter’s evening in 1943, a young pilot crashes on the desolate snowbound moorland of Black Hill. Jack is rescued by a man who lives in a strange, nearby farmhouse set in the middle of deadly marshland. Trapped there with no way out, and injured in the crash, he meets the odd inhabitants of ‘Foxfires’ and is soon in fear for his life.

Meanwhile Emily, who witnessed the crash from her village in the valley, enlists the help of her nemesis, Harry, to brave the snow and rescue any survivors. Harry knows all the tales about the moors and ‘Foxfires’, and brings to life the centuries-old legend behind the cursed farmhouse as they precariously make their way up to Black Hill.

But can they get there in time to save Jack?

Foxfires is a complete manuscript currently in editing after its assessment prize

I’ve very very much enjoyed reading Foxfires and, in fact, found myself turning the pages very swiftly during parts of the novel-this is a wonderful story. The tension, the mystery, the pace- all of these elements combine together so well to create a narrative which keeps the reader wondering and reading on.

NZSA Assessor