Welcome to my website. I am a saga writer, living in North Wales, but my books are all set in and around Manchester, which is where my family has lived for generations and where I grew up.


I write stand-alone novels as Susanna Bavin. As Polly Heron, I write The Surplus Girls 1920s saga series while as Maisie Thomas, I write The Railway Girls saga series set in the Second World War.


To find out about my books, click on the tabs at the side.


Here are my Amazon author pages for me writing as Susanna and as Polly and Maisie.   


And here is my Twitter link for Susanna - and here are Polly's and Maisie's.


Here is my Polly Heron website, with lots more information about the Surplus Girls series.


And you can fine me on Facebook on my Maisie Thomas author page for the latest information about all my books - Susanna's and Polly's as well as Maisie's. I also share snippets I've found in my research as well as other things I hope my readers will enjoy. As a community, every weekend we share what we're currently reading. We're a friendly lot, so do join us!


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Latest News:


As well as being busy writing book 7 in The Railway Girls series, this week I also worked on the second edits for book 4 in The Surplus Girls series. The main edits are done in the first round, then the second edits are when the editor does a final read-through looking for ways to improve the book before it gets sent to the copy-editor.


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More News:


The Poor Relation is due to have its book-birthday on Monday 23rd May, so if you follow me on my Maisie Thomas author page on Facebook, do join me there because I'll be hosting a book giveaway with two prizes - one for a UK reader and one for an overseas reader.


I'll be introducing the giveaway on Monday 23rd, then the competition will open on Tuesday and run until Wednesday.


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My Blog:


On the blog this week, I'm starting a new series about the importance of characters' names. This week I share what happened when a very minor walk-on character in The Sewing Room Girl needed to be given a name. I hope you enjoy reading about it.




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Living by the sea:


I love living in Llandudno. We've been here for nine years now, but that "Wow! We really live here," feeling never goes away.


Take a look at some of my favourite photos by clicking on the Llandudno tab.