Fiction Express

Fiction Express is an online publisher that creates interactive e-books in which readers control the plot. The e-books are published in weekly episodes each Friday on their website. At the end of every cliffhanging episode readers are given voting options to decide where the plot should go next. They vote online by 3 pm the following Tuesday. The winning vote is then conveyed to the author, who then writes the next episode, in ‘real time’, according to what the readers chose.

As well as writing stories for Fiction Express, I am also touring schools helping to turn this collaborative story creation project into a live event. If you would like to book me for a Fiction Express Live event at your school, please do so via the contact page on this website.

I have written twelve titles so far for Fiction Express. To date, seven of these have been published in print. You can purchase them here. Below is the full list of my Fiction Express titles:

 

It is All Hallow’s Eve in 1918 when hungry orphan Lucy Bingham happens upon a cosy cottage in the woods. A kindly old man invites her in and feeds her cupcakes. In an instant, Lucy is transformed to stone and shrunk to the size of a doll – and she will remain trapped in the Collector’s doll’s house for the next century. She is not the first child to disappear, nor the last. Rumours in the playground tell of a child-eating giant. And when these rumours reach the ears of new boy, Brandon Watts, he is determined to seek and slay the giant. But Brandon has no idea of the curse he will face…

 

 

When Steffi and Matt visit a dusty, forgotten corner in their local library, they tumble headlong into mystery. As the clock strikes four, they enter the world of Steffi’s favourite fictional detective, Cosmo Mars. And he is bang in the middle of his latest case involving a haunted house….

 

 

 

 

 

When Maya reads about 13-year-old Grace being transported to Australia for burning down a mill, she is lead to suspect that Grace was innocent. The Time Detectives have a mystery to solve. Joe’s timephone transports them from the now derelict Marston’s Mill back to the busy Marston’s Mill of 1843, and the pair are employed by the brutal overseer Mr Entwistle. They are soon convinced that Grace is not guilty, but can they prove it? And can they survive the fire and prove their own innocence?

 

 

 

 

In this alternative-history thriller, set in Nazi-occupied Britain, Lizzy and her friend Jack are on a mission: they must get vital parts of a code-breaking machine to the British Resistance. But will they be able to make their way across the dangerous Zone and find Agent M, and will the code-breaking machine provide any clues to the whereabouts of their fathers, who disappeared some weeks before?

 

 

 

 

 

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A magical library book throws Matt and his sister Steffi into the fictional world of Cosmo Mars, teenage detective. Will they succeed in finding a stolen pendant?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Time Detectives, Joe and Maya, travel back to ancient Egypt to solve a new mystery. Will they uncover the secret of Tutankhamun’s lost treasure?

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHTMARE ISLAND

On a trip to Mexico, Rory learns about Nightmare Island – a place where your worst fears come true. What will happen when he follows his strange new step-sister, Itzel, there?

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN AMULET

In this Anglo-Saxon adventure, a chieftain’s daughter attempts to rescue her father from his Viking captors. Will she succeed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

TD CASTLE CRANSTON

The Time Detectives, Joe and Maya, journey back to the 13th century in an attempt to find a stolen chalice and restore a medieval castle’s fortunes. Will they succeed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIND SWAP

School bully Simon Archer has stepped into the shoes of one of his victims… literally. What will he learn from the experience?

 

 

 

 

 

 

TD GHOST OF GRIMSTONE GRANGE

Joe and Maya encounter the ghost of a young boy during a visit to an old manor house. Travelling back to Tudor times, will the time detectives be able to prevent his untimely death?

 

 

 

 

 

 

TD DANNY DOYLE

Joe and Maya travel back to WWII Britain in an attempt to solve the mystery of a young boy’s disappearance. Will they succeed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

TD MADDIE MUSGROVE

In this first adventure for the Time Detectives, Joe and Maya journey back to 1840 to try and save an innocent maidservant from the gallows. Will they succeed?