Trish Moran was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to the Midlands, UK at a young age. Her first teaching job took her to London and she later taught in Greece. After several years, she travelled to Australia and worked as a bank teller in Melbourne.
After over a decade outside the UK, she moved back to the small Midlands town where she grew up.
Trish has always been an avid reader; one of her friends describes her as a readaholic, nervously lining up her next book as she comes to the end of the present one. She enjoys reading a wide variety of books which includes YA – especially fantasy and stories of more down to earth dysfunctional families; adult thrillers with complicated plots; and stories with quirky characters. She loves to discover a book with a new slant and think, ‘Gosh, what a great idea! I wish I’d thought of that!’
In her thirties, Trish decided she would like to try writing, and completed several (unpublished) short stories and novellas before embarking on the Clone Trilogy - YA Sci Fi; Mirror Image, Altered Image and Perfect Image, published with Accent Press.
Shrinking Violet, to be published with Solstice Publishing, is her first venture into YA Paranormal.
As well as reading and writing; Trish enjoys going to the gym, walking and taking photos of trees, clouds and stones.
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As many teenagers know, life can be tough. Violet, Suranna and Charlie are well aware of this fact.
How can Violet learn how to overcome her shyness and speak up for herself?
Will Suranna ever be able to overcome the stigma of her dysfunctional family and achieve her academic goals?
Can Charlie follow his dream and stand up for himself at school and at home?
When three new students make their appearance at the school during the busy autumn term; things start to happen and their lives begin to change. They find themselves caught up in action and drama they never imagined would happen to them.
After an exciting term, the mysterious students disappear. But will the mark they made on these three students live on?
Orphan Sage lives with her grandparents in a quiet country town. She is just sixteen when she discovers she has special powers and that she is a member of the Gifted community of The Valley. With her two best friends, she has fun developing her skills at The Coterie with other young Gifted ones. As she learns to control her powers it soon becomes apparent that she is exceptional and that she is not the only one in her family to possess special Gifts.
Soon Sage learns that her newfound powers are going to be tested to their limits when the daemon Nefarus appears, who is determined to rule both Earth world and the alternative magical world, Aurum.
To defeat the daemon, Sage and her friends must journey to Aurum and seek the help of the sorcerer, Merlin. The race is on to defeat Nefarus and save all those who are dear to them, old friends and new.
Sage and Sophie continue their adventures in the magical world of Aurum, learning more about Mai’s colourful background and helping her to solve the enigma of the mysterious sleepers under the lake.
Meanwhile, back in Earth world, the new Gifted student causes quite a stir at school. And the geeky guy proves himself to be an unlikely hero. As the school bully shows a growing interest in the Gifted members of The Valley, can they keep their magical identity hidden?
With all the excitement of knights and dragons, Sophie finds it difficult to concentrate on life with her Non-Gifted family and friends. As her school life comes to an end, she must make a choice as to where her future lies.