Tania Unsworth, Children's Writer

My latest book

The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was a Mermaid

When Stella runs away on a quest to discover the truth about her mother, she has no idea just how terrifying that truth will be. On Lastland Island, danger awaits. And a secret as deep as the ocean itself. Stella must face the ultimate test of her courage before she finds out who – and what – she is.

"teasing and suspenseful"

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

"hard not to get caught in the current of this magical tale"

Alex O'Connell, The Times

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“I write for children because they are the best readers. Few books capture your heart and mind like the books you read as a child.”


Unsworth has created a world where nothing is as it seems and horrors lurk around every corner
R.L. Stine on The One Safe Place