Daniela was born and raised in Italy, but she lives in Scotland with her husband and sons. She has a degree in Classics and works as a full-time writer. She writes adult fiction (the Glen Avich stories), Young Adult (the Sarah Midnight Trilogy) and children’s fiction (Really Weird Removals.com, which was shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards). Her books are translated in eleven languages and have sold over half a million e-copies. Daniela has written for the BBC and several newspapers.
Take Me Home – Dec 2013
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Inary Monteith’s life is at a crossroads. After a stolen night with her close friend Alex, she’s just broken his heart by telling him it was all a terrible mistake. She has to rush home from London to the Scottish Highlands when her little sister’s illness suddenly worsens and in returning she must confront the painful memories she has been trying so hard to escape. Back home, things become more complicated than she could ever have imagined. There’s her sister’s illness, her hostile brother, a smug ex she never wants to see again and her conflicted feelings about Alex in London and a handsome American she meets in Glen Avich. On top of that, she mysteriously loses her voice but regains a strange gift from her childhood – a sixth sense that runs in her family. When a voice from the past keeps repeating, ‘Take me home’, she discovers a mystery that she knows she must unlock to set herself free.
Dreams (Sarah Midnight Trilogy) – April 2012
Seventeen-year-old Sarah Midnight has never had a normal life. To the outside world she is a typical teenager, but on the inside, Sarah holds an unimaginable secret. Her parents are demon hunters, part of a web of Secret Families who have sworn to protect the world. When they are mysteriously killed, Sarah’s world is shattered, but she knows she must now take up their fight. Unprepared for the task ahead, she finds herself thrust into a world of incredible danger, full of things she never even knew existed, including her enigmatic long-lost cousin who, out of the blue, turns up on her doorstep just when she needs him most. He claims to be there to help and protect her, but how will she know who to trust in this perilous new life? Can she stay alive long enough to complete her parents’ quest when they have left her so defenceless? Sarah has to learn, and learn fast – the demons are all around her and death waits for no-one.
Tide (Sarah Midnight Trilogy) – Feb 2013
Spirit (Sarah Midnight Trilogy) – Sept 2014
Watch Over Me – Nov 2011
Eilidh Lawson’s life has hit crisis point. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limits. Desperate for relief, she seeks solace in the only place she’s ever felt at home – a small village in the Scottish Highlands. There, Eilidh slowly begins to mend her broken heart, but soon learns she is not the only one in the village struggling to recover from a painful past. Jamie McAnena, Eilidh’s childhood friend, is trying to raise his daughter Maisie alone. After Maisie’s mother left to pursue a career in London and Jamie’s own mother, Elizabeth, passed away, he has resigned himself to being a family of two, but sometimes there is more to a story than meets the eye. Despite their reluctance, curious circumstances keep bringing Jamie and Eilidh together. For even when it seems all is lost, help can come from the most surprising places.