The Cloud Catcher

Fran, an eighteen-year-old, has had a rough life and things seem set to continue that way, but a chance encounter with a ravishing girl leads her to discover potential in herself she couldn’t have imagined… She’s going to need it if she’s to combat the sordid legacy of her father and build a new life for herself and her new-found friends.

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Fran had had a rough life. Her father regularly beat and abused her with the complicity of her mother. School was torture and everyone that was anyone sided with her father. There seemed little prospect of escape. So when the 18-year-old chanced on a ravishing girl who whisked her off to a world where only girls lived, she thought she’d found the ideal refuge. Quite unlike the girls from her all-girls school run by nuns, these were wild and sensuous. Their favourite pursuits were kissing and chasing clouds. Not tame clouds like those in Fran’s world, but intelligent beings whose nature was so strange it was hard to fathom. When one bonded with her, it hastened to protect her from her father’s murderous rage, striking him down with angry lightning. The man’s demise and the subsequent delirium of his wife left Fran heir to the farm. Her father might be dead, but his sordid legacy continued to haunt her, threatening to ruin her plans for a better life for herself and her new-found friends. In her struggles, she unearthed her past and discovered she had powers she couldn’t have imagined...
The Cloud Catcher
Chapter One Fran reined in her pony and stared up at the sky. Great wispy clouds curled in long tendrils, turning pink as the sun set. A single darker cloud to the West stood out, solitary and intriguing. (...)

Chapter Two Warm water gushed over their heads and streamed down their bodies soaking their clothes as the girl clung to Fran, her breath coming in short, sharp gasps. Fran was acutely aware of the other girl’s chest heaving against hers. The same confused mixture of desire and dread drove a wedge through her. What was she playing at? If her classmates were to see her… Gently prising the girl’s fingers apart, Fran loosened her grip and pushed away, reaching for the soap. (...)
School in the eyes of a girl from another world – Imagine talking to a girl from another world… Many aspects of life we take for granted are challenged…

The Cloud Catcher – back cover text – Fran’s father was a monster. He would regularly beat her and abuse her with the tacit complicity of her mother. What 18-year-old Fran didn’t know was that she was adopted…

Reaching the end of The Cloud Catcher – About the strange process of writing this new novel.

In the beginning was a tree… The Cloud Catcher began with a tree, a cloud and a chance encounter with a girl on horseback. Read an extract.

Inside a Cloud’s Head – One of the fascinating things about imagining the world through the ‘eyes’ of a cloud is how startlingly different that perspective appears… Including extracts from The Cloud Catcher.

Two novels at once… including the first few paragraphs of The Cloud Catcher.