I am beyond thrilled to announce that my seventh novel, The Girl Who Chased Otters, is going to be published by Modjaji Books in 2021.
The book was originally published in Germany by CBJ, an imprint of Random House in 2016. The book is still available on Amazon if you want to read it in German.
Here’s a little more about what to expect.
The Girl Who Chased Otters is a sensitive tale of friendship, love, and acceptance.
Nathan is on the spectrum. He’s never really cared about what anyone thinks of him… until he meets Olivia. As their friendship blooms, Olivia confesses that all she wants is to be popular. Nathan thinks he knows what it will take, but people are more complicated than he anticipates, and as their careful deception begins to unravel, they must both question what they really want.
The book takes place in Rondebosch before the pandemic.
I’m known for my dark and gothic fiction, but The Girl Who Chased Otters forms part of my “romance collection”, which includes Mine and Sea Star Summer. That said, I tackle some heavy themes in this book, including bullying, racism, and suicide. Think of it as Mean Girls on steroids. But with any good love story, there is always light at the end of the darkness, and I hope this book finds its way into your heart.