Moon Rabbit (middle grade readers): A Scottish boy in the Borders town of Peebles befriends a new Chinese pupil when she gets racially teased by classroom bullies. She falls in the River Tweed when he takes her to see some baby ducks and he dives in to rescue her. They emerge in mythological China to discover a certain feat must be accomplished before they can return to Peebles, and they embark on a dangerous journey, encountering strange and fantastical creatures. The book also introduces the western child to many aspects of Chinese culture still prevalent today. 2009 by Delancey Press. Available from booksellers or Amazon uk, including Kindle.
Moon Rabbit website Winner of Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2007 new Novel Competition and long-listed for the 2008 Watersone' Children's Book Prize.
Monkey King's Revenge (middle grade readers): Sequel to Moon Rabbit. Maisie (Princess Hua-Mei) is kidnapped by the vengeful Monkey King and doomed forever by the curse of the Jade Snake ... unless Stevie and his friends from the Scottish Borders can find their way to ancient China and undo the curse. 2011, Delancey Press. Children's category finalist of the People's Book Prize, 2012.
The Rainbow Animal (middle grade readers): Texan schoolgirl and a school swot get caught up in a battle between the towns of Colorwallytown and Dullabillieville. Ammunition: paint. Weapons: paint brushes, paint-sprayers and the dreaded paint cannon. Mauve Square Publishing, 2012.
Northwards (middle grade readers onwards): Texan schoolgirl discovers one morning her feet will only point northwards. They take her on a journey to the Arctic where something unimaginably awful awaits her, and she knows that only she can complete the task required of her. Published 2010, second edition 2014.
Review for Northwards: Northwards is a witty, heartwarming novel packed with adventure. After enjoying reviewing Moon Rabbit by Oliver Eade last year, I was excited to read his new book. I was not disappointed. Northwards tells the thrilling tale of Jenny, a schoolgirl on a mission to the icy summits of the Arctic. There she must battle the evil Lord Kranyak and his army with help from with help from dome of the inhabitants of the mysterious North. This gripping novel proves that with courage, teamwork and true friendships, good can overcome evil. Jessica Francis, Sunday Express, Jan 23rd 2011.
The Golden Jaguar of the Sun (first book of young adult trilogy, From Beast to God): Fantasy love story of a studious and under-confident white boy and a beautiful, bubbly, Mexican classmate, set in North America, spanning different cultures and different dimensions. Will the boy ever overcome his niggling jealousy and discover who the girl called María really is... even after he takes her to the Mayan 'Place of Fear', Xibalba, following her death? Published 2015.
The Merging (second book of From Beast to God trilogy): Through the boy's clairvoyant sister, Chloe, Adam and his Mexican girlfriend are drawn into an Anasazi prophecy by which only their love can destroy an evil force from Mexico that threatens to destroy the ancient Puebloans' world. Chloe befriends Earth Mother's daughter, whilst Adam merges with the Golden Jaguar. A story, also, of the merging of Christian and Native American beliefs.
Revelation (third book of From Beast to God trilogy): Now married, Adam' seeks his sister's help to fathom the sadness of his wife, Maria. Knowing this has something to do with their son, Pepe, Chloe discloses things from the past that Adam has to know before he and Pepe can return to Xibalba, the Mexican underworld 'Place of Fear'. Here they find someone who might just help the boy save the world from the tyranny of the new US president. Who Maria truly is is finally revealed.
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The Terminus (young adults): Futuristic time travel story of love, deception and betrayal in the final two days of a submerged London. Published by Mauve Square Publishing, November 2012.
The Kelpie's Eyes (young adults): How can a fifteen-year-old Caitlin be the same girl as Mairi, a Victorian orphan girl from Glasgo? And is Mairi really the princess pictured in a children's fairy-tale book? A famous Scottish waterfall holds the answers, After Caitlin's sister, Rhona,, learns what the Kelpie has in mind for the older sister, it becomes a race in time to save her. But what about the woodcutter's son? Is he who he seems? A story of sisterly love and rivalry. Published 2014. Winner of the 2018 Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award for Young Adult Novels.
Voices (adult): Tale of family bonds, uncertainty and child abuse told through a father, son and granddaughter. Published 2016.
A Single Petal (adult): Murder, deception and love in Tang Dynasty China.Winner of Local Legend
Spiritual Writing Competition, 2012. Published 2012, also available on Kindle.
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The Parth Path (adult): In a post-apocalyptic Scotland dominated by women, Peter escapes from a mancamp, hoping to reach the Island, with Rea, a beautiful clonie. How could he have known that this has all been engineered as part of the Parth Path's parthenogenesis programme to create an immortal controller, and invincible leader whose clones will rule forever?