Welcome to the Seven Sisters website! I’m very excited to share with you my inspiration and research process behind the books. Writing this seven book series has been a fantastic challenge for me, and your messages of support have been invaluable; I’d like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I receive lots of questions from new and old readers alike, and I hope you’ll find the information here helpful and interesting.
I was originally inspired to write the series in 2013, as I looked up at the Pleiades star cluster one night, at home here in North Norfolk. Known as the Seven Sisters, I was intrigued by the mythology behind the stars and decided to bring these sisters into our modern world. If you look up at the night sky, the Seven Sisters can be seen from virtually anywhere in the world; they shine from dusk until dawn and their stories have been told by countless different cultures for millennia. You’ll notice that you might only see six stars, as the seventh star is the famous lost Pleaid
The series begins as Maia D’Aplièse and her five sisters gather in their childhood home of Atlantis – a beautiful castle on the shores of Lake Geneva – after the death of their adoptive father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt. Discovering that he has mysteriously already been buried at sea, each sister is handed a tantalising clue about her true heritage.
This clue takes Maia on a journey to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she begins to piece together the truth about her ancestry, and learns about the passionate Izabela Bonifacio, who lived during Rio’s Belle Epoque, 1927.
The Seven Sisters continues with Ally’s story, ‘The Storm Sister’. Her journey will lead her to the magnificent fjords and stunning scenery of Norway, accompanied by the haunting music of Edvard Grieg.
The next book in the series, ‘The Shadow Sister’, will be out this November. It follows the third sister, Star, who begins to trace her heritage in the Lake District and Edwardian London, and subsequently finds her own future in an antiquarian bookshop in modern London
I’ve just come back from researching the fourth story, ‘The Pearl Sister’ CeCe’s journey will lead her to both Thailand and the Outback of Australia, the very heart of the Seven Sisters myth
But who is Pa Salt? Why was he buried at sea so quickly? Why are there only six sisters? And why did he adopt them in the first place?
Thank you so much for all your support and reading my books.
Lots of love,