The old Victorian vicarage has stood empty for over a decade in the village of Filius. With rumours of its haunted past, everyone stays away...Well, almost everyone! Ten-year-old Catherine Rose has become obsessed with the rundown ruin and makes daily diary entries about its only surviving inhabitant, the clever crow. When twelve-year-old Matthew Khan and his dad move into the vicarage, Catherine's obsession increases. Before too long, the newfound friendship traps them both into a cruel world mastered by the clever crow himself. As their fight for survival starts, they must discover the secrets that are hidden deep within the darkness and uncover the truth behind Crow and his precious vicarage. The only question is...Will you dare to delve into the darkness with them? Darkmoor: The Darkness Discovered is the first of a 5 part series, aimed for children aged 8 and upwards. It is a mixture of fantasy, mystery and adventure which, as a child Victoria loved to read for herself. She was inspired by C.S Lewis, particularly The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. "My motivation to finally start writing my children's novel came from my ten-year-old son. I flippantly told him, with hard work and determination you can be whatever you want. To which my son asked me, when I was little, what had I wanted to be? I answered him, 'To become a children's author.' Then, he simply asked, 'Why didn't you then?' That night, I started planning and creating Darkmoor," says Victoria.
Victoria started writing fantasy stories from the early age of eight. Named as the 'day-dreamer' in the school classroom, Victoria was always lost in far away places. Now in her early 30's, she really is living her childhood dreams.
Darkmoor The Darkness Discovered was published on the 1st February 2012 and since then she has been busy working in primary schools promoting her Darkmoor fantasy series for children aged 8 upwards, and also works as a Literacy Booster.
Being a mum of 4, Victoria is determined and dedicated to her newfound career, and with the second Darkmoor book due for publication in March, there's no stopping her!
For more information about Victoria and her Darkmoor series, please take a look at her website: