Tabitha Suzuma

Tabitha Suzuma is the author of A Note of Madness, A Voice in the Distance, From Where I Stand, Without Looking Back, among others. She used to work as a primary school teacher and now divides her time between writing and tutoring. She lives in London. Visit her at TabithaSuzuma.com.

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Perfect for readers who enjoyed Flowers in the Attic, this is a heartbreaking and shocking novel about siblings Lochan and Maya, their tumultuous home life, and the clandestine, and taboo, relationship they form to get through it.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As de facto parents to the little ones,...

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. (Camus)

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Somewhat extreme emotions

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Virginia Woolf

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Lochan Whitely (Forbidden)

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Summertime, On My Own, Everybody Knows, The Show Must Go On and pretty much anything by Greyson Chance!

Author Voices

August 15, 2011

I was inspired to write books about mental illness, because it is something I have experienced first-hand, something I have grown up with, something which came very close to destroying me. As a child I hated school and spent a lot of time writing stories when I should have been listening in class. Although I didn’t realise I was depressed back then, I found the daily routine stifling and wanted to spend more and more time on my own. By the time I reached secondary school I would lock myself in the toilets at break-time just to get away from people. I felt increasingly alienated from my friends around me and out of step with the rest of my peers. I... see more

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