When fifteen-year-old Rachel's family move from the sea side town of Scarborough to industrial Rotherham she thought her biggest problem would be fitting in at a new school. She was so wrong. Within weeks Rachel finds out she was abandoned at birth and adopted. After confronting her parents she realises they are hiding more from her and sets out to find the truth about her past. With the help of her new boyfriend, Luke she goes in search of her birth family but finds much more than she ever imagined. While coping with these devastating family revelations she also has to deal with manipulating bully, Emma and the possibility of losing her new boyfriend. Rachel soon realises that her life will never be the same again. This is the first part of the Rachel Brooks Trilogy. The year is only going to get worse.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Gail Jones lives in South Yorkshire, England. She works part time for her local council diagnosing and fixing computer faults. She says trying to work out the problems with them gets her creative mind in gear!
Gail has also worked voluntarily with children and young people for over twenty years and loved 'just about' every minute of it. She enjoys joining in the games and says she is just a big kid really.
Gail has been writing for years but, 'Family Secrets' her first young adult book was published in 2008, the sequel 'Family Fear' followed in 2010 and the final part, 'Family Missing' was released in 2012.
Making up stories for her children's groups started Gail writing and she has now published some of those picture books. They are all based around a little squirrel who keeps getting into trouble, Gail says, 'My group of five to nine-year-olds loved the adventures of the squirrel and identified with him as they were often in trouble too!' 'Toby Squirrel and Friends' are in ebook only. The first two 'Toby is Lost' and 'Thief' were illustrated by a friend but the third book, 'Beaut' due out in 2013 is illustrated by Gail.
'At school I was useless at art but when I needed an illustrator I decided to do an art course and give it a go. I've been very pleased with the results and hope the readers like them too.'
Gail never works on only one story at a time and is currently working on other teen fiction stories 'Witness' - Fourteen-year-old Keila's best friend is murdered but was she the intended victim or is Keila in grave danger? and 'Time Fixers' fourteen-year-old Jess is an agony aunt to all her friends but when mysterious and gorgeous Eli arrives and asks her to work for a futuristic agency helping other young adults, has she taken on more than she can handle?
You can view a sample of Gail's artwork and updates on her current projects on her facebook page. www.facebook.com/GailJonesBooksuk
You can also visit Gail's website www.gailjonesbooks.co.uk and follow Gail on twitter @gjonesfiction for all up to date news