Announcing: The Coral Bones

I’m thrilled to share that my new novel, THE CORAL BONES, will be published by Unsung Stories on 8 September 2022. Set on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the novel follows three women, connected across the centuries by their love of the ocean. This is a true passion project which I have been working on since 2016 and I’m over the moon it has found a home with the Unsung family.

A big thank you to Fantasy Hive who revealed the stunning cover art by Vince Haig earlier today. You can read more about it here.

About the book

This is what it looks like when coral dies.

Present day. Marine biologist Hana Ishikawa is racing against time to save the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, but struggles to fight for a future in a world where so much has already been lost.

1839. Seventeen-year-old Judith Holliman escapes the monotony of Sydney Town when her naval captain father lets her accompany him on a voyage, unaware of the wonders and dangers she will soon encounter.

The sun-scorched 22nd century. Telma Velasco is hunting for a miracle: a leafy seadragon, long believed extinct, has been sighted. But as Telma investigates, she finds hope in unexpected places.

Three women: divided by time, connected by the ocean. Past, present and future collide in E. J. Swift’s The Coral Bones, a powerful elegy to a disappearing world – and a vision of a more hopeful future.

Pre-order a copy

THE CORAL BONES will be published on 8 September 2022. If you would like to pre-order a copy, you can find the book via the links below:

Unsung Stories // Waterstones // Forbidden Planet //