Holly Rivers

Discover how Holly Rivers blends the supernatural and science in her debut novel. Expect inventions, surprises, eccentric characters and tons of humour.
Spooks, STEM and Surprises with Holly Rivers

About The Author:

Holly Riversgrew up in Wales and speaks fluent Welsh and English. As a child she spent a lot of time drawing, reading and wishing that she was Pippi Longstocking. Holly used to be an actress, most notably playing Drusilla Paddock in ITV’s original Worst Witch series. Her days are now spent penning new stories, travelling and falling in love with Cuba and Mexico, as well as leading drama, craft and bushcraft classes for children. Follow her on Twitter: @hollyrivers_lit.

About The Book:

Demelza loves science – she loves it so much that she’s been known to stay up late to work on her peculiar inventions! But Demelza discovers she has inherited a distinctly un-scientific set of skills: Spectre Detecting. Like her grandmother, she can summon the ghosts of the dead. But when Grandma is kidnapped by a mysterious villain, she knows Spectre Detecting has something to do with it. Only Demelza and her pasty best friend, Percy, can solve the deadly mystery… NOTE: This story features ghosts and the afterlife, so please keep religious beliefs in mind before reading with your students.

Praise for ‘Demelza and the Spectre Detectors’:

‘An excellent debut, tackling some heavy subject matter with heart, humour and care.’ – thebookbag.co.uk

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