I also write for adults using the pen-name Sara Gethin
My debut novel Not Thomas is published by Honno Press
Shortlisted for The Guardian‘s Not the Booker Prize 2017
Shortlisted for Waverton Good Read Award 2018
The lady’s here. The lady with the big bag. She’s knocking on the front door. She’s knocking and knocking. And knocking and knocking. I’m not opening the door. I’m not letting her in. I’m behind the black chair. I’m very quiet. I’m very very quiet. I’m waiting for her to go away.
I’ve been waiting a long time.
At five years old, Tomos is sent to live with his teenage mother, Rhiannon, and he’s no longer allowed to see Dat, his beloved foster father. Rhiannon is hiding a drug addiction and she badly neglects Tomos. Her drug-dealing boyfriend, Brick, owes money to his suppliers who bang on the door and shout through the letterbox. One night they burst in…