After her father’s invention earns her family millions, sixteen-year-old Teisha Cole moves from London to Florida. Uprooted from the place she loves, Teisha now lives in a broken home full of secrets and lies. Following the death of Teisha’s grandmother, her fractured family is replanted in rural England, where a kingpin and his clan are laying in wait. What ensues is a dangerous game that brings their house to its knees, as the family’s wealth begins to disappear. When her father develops a mysterious illness, Teisha turns detective to unravel the truth. Escaping onto the streets and stumbling into the foster care system may be her only hope of survival.
Michelle Diana Lowe has had a passion for writing from a very young age. She has always allowed her imagination to run wild to create deep, truthful and emotionally charged characters. Michelle’s multi-layered novels touch on real issues that affect young people today. She does not shy away from delving into topics such as young mental health, gender violence and foster care. All her novels are Young Adult and New Adult fiction and her lead characters are intelligent, complex three dimensional people who are so different from the norm. In terms of her education, Michelle graduated from Roehampton University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Art degree in English Literature with Philosophy. She has always loved to study and to immerse herself in all things related to literature. Lowe’s debut novel UnShatter Me was published by UrbanEdge Publishing in 2015. She is the first, and only, UK author to be published by this publishing house. Lowe’s bold and fearless first novel UnShatter Me was nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award 2016 (SIBA). Broken Roots, Michelle’s second novel, was published by Creativia Publishing in September 2016. This impactful YA book deals with issues around foster care, displacement and teenage mental health.