Amy Wilson has a background in journalism and lives in Bristol with her young family. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing. A Girl Called Owl was longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for a number of regional awards. Her middle-grade novels include A Girl Called Owl, Owl and the Lost Boy, Snowglobe, Shadows of Winterspell and A Far Away Magic.
Lighting Falls is a fantastical story of ghosts and friendship, with lyrical writing full of heart from ‘the rising star of children’s fantasy’, Amy Wilson. Valerie has been living at Lightning Falls nearly all her life. She’s perfectly happy helping Meg and the rest of the family to haunt the guests who come to stay there – it is the Ghost House after all. One night, she sees a strange boy, Joe, up on the viaduct . Here she discovers that beneath the river is a bridge – one that will take her to the world of Orbis, which Joe claims is her real home. A world that is under threat. Their magical anchors are being stolen causing the power to seep out of their world, and Joe has journeyed to Lightning falls to win them back. Plunged into a dangerous adventure as the link between the two worlds begins to crumble into star showers, Valerie is forced to confront the truth about herself . . .
‘Truly the most magical story… iridescent and lyrical and heartwarming.’ – Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks’ War
‘A glitteringly magical adventure’ – Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs