I am writing my first novel The Changing Tide inspired by the magic and mystery of the Silverdale area near Morecambe Bay.

The premise is that the introduction of the railway in 1857 signals irrevocable change for the community. Until that point, mother and daughter Morgan and Iris had been united in their status as outsiders in the neighbourhood. When Iris falls in love with one of the navvies, this creates tensions in their relationship and surfaces a hidden trauma from the past. Morgan uses everything in her power, including magic, to keep her daughter close with unforeseen consequences.