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Remote Control recommended by bestselling author

Remote Control coverI’m really excited that Remote Control has a front cover recommendation from the wonderful author, Jenny Molloy (aka Hope Daniels). Hackney Child, her amazing true life story of how she came into care.  is currently number 5 in the national bestsellers lists… and she’s got another book out soon. Read them! Find out more at Hackney Child website

Remote Control Launch Event - one more photo

Ben Ashcroft and  Jade AitkenBen Ashcroft – care leaver and author of 51 Moves – and  Jade Aitken – care leaver and representative of Catch22 National Care Advisory Service – at the From Care to Where event.

Information about Ben’s book can be found on his website – and for further information about the National Care Advisory Service go to


Remote Control Launch Event


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Launch of Remote Control on Wed 23rd October

I’m going to be launching Remote Control, the third and final book in my Control Freak series at Todmorden Library, on 23 October. The event, From Care to Where -Tales of Young People Leaving Foster Care and Children’s Homes, will be part of a general celebration for the start of National Care Leavers Week.

Remote Control tells the story of care leaver Holly Richards, and her younger brother Ryan. In this book Holly gets left holding the baby when her foster sister, Lucy does a disappearing act, and Holly bumps into someone from her past she hoped she’d never meet again… Meanwhile Ryan is battling his own demons and seems bent on self destruction…

For more info on the book visit my Control Freak pages

Remote Control: Now available

Remote Control is the third novel in the series about Holly Richards and her younger brother, Ryan.

Remote Control coverWho really has their finger on the button in care leaver, Holly Richards’s life? It’s Christmas and Holly just wants to chill with boyfriend Sean, but when he’s whisked away by his demanding mother, Holly’s past seems to be coming back to haunt her. Just when she’s trying to cope with her own mother’s death wish and the disappearance of her birth father, Holly finds herself sidetracked by the reappearance of the boy who nearly killed her brother … So how will Holly keep her own life on track when she’s left holding her foster sister’s baby, her young brother Ryan seems determined to harm himself and her care leaver flatmate, Keesh, is cracking up with fears about the future? Can Holly break old patterns and learn to let other people take control of their own lives, so she can get on with her own?