Punishing kids with parents on low-income…

So I saw this letter from last year doing its rounds on the internet and all I can think… is WHAT THE F*CK is wrong with this country and it’s education system. Seriously… I was in a good mood but now I’m in a ranting one…


Lunch isolation… what even is that? A punishment for the less fortunate kids? Imagining punishing a child because of their families income… as a matter of fact… imagine punishing the family for that? They have no control over it. They earn what they earn and you should be building them up not tearing them down. Imagine how awful that poor child must feel now!

You are teaching schools that lower class pupils are worth less than their higher class friends. You are teaching them that being poor and poverty is a matter of behaviour and not circumstance, how will they ever learn to help those in need if you don’t have the kindness to do the same?

Get a grip British schools!





Big News for my Writing Career!

On the 23rd of March 2017, it will mark 1 year since the release of my first novel – Children of the Movement. Exciting stuff right?


Children of the Movement was a book that I had poured my heart and soul into for years and when I finally held it in my hands after signing the contract to have it published it honestly felt like I had achieved every dream I have had since I was a child.

My cousin, Courtney Greener designed the cover which is something we wanted to do together since childhood and now I have found out that it’s in Waterstones! How amazing!

Synopsis: A world brainwashed into following the wrong moral as children are starved of the imagination to believe anything different. Bethany-Anne begins her journey of self-discovery with help from friends she meets in and around the prison-like sector that she once called home. No one is safe to dream what they want to dream or love who they want to love… until the movement begins.

So, with that being said, here is another exciting announcement, I will be releasing my new novel “The Price of Fabulous” on 04/06/2017 to mark my sister’s birthday in honour of her giving the book it the amazing title.


“The story you are about to witness is not a happy one. It’s more of a struggle, really. It’s a journey into womanhood but the path we were forced upon isn’t pretty. I’m Kayla Charis, by the way, and this is the story of me and my younger sister, Georgia and how we became who we are.

Mum was a good woman but her infatuations with men were the problem. They were the monsters we feared in the dark. Nothing was coming out of our wardrobes or from under our beds to scare us in the night. They came from the next room whenever they pleased.

Mum was married to her job but she had many sordid affairs with less than worthy gentlemen. It was these men that were responsible for this story. They do not deserve a thank you.”



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Sunday Rewrites #2 – Cut The Love From My Arms

Synopsis: Merrissa: The red-haired outcast. Daniel: The clinically depressed. They meet one day having both lost someone. They begin to fall in love but Danny’s selfish actions bring out Tammy’s rage. Everyone says things they don’t mean in the heat of the moment but her words come at a price.

The reason for rewriting: There were too many grammatical errors from when I wrote it 4 years ago but I loved this story when I wrote it so I wanted to keep it going strong.

Read it here!

Writing Is My Life!


Remember that one kid in English class who loved every assignment that had creative writing or article writing in the description? That kid was me.

I was taught to read and write stories by my Grandmother and Auntie Ada around the age of four and from then on nothing could stop me. It was my favorite hobby and I dreamed of becoming a writer as big a Jaqueline Wilson one day. I admire her and Rosemary-Clement Moore more than anyone in the world. Yes, that is strange for a child to admire writers but I did anyway.

I used to write short stories a lot. My Auntie would come over everytime there was a new one, just to read it. She kept them all.


I began writing longer pieces and eventually novels when I started Kepier School. Unfortunately, my Auntie Ada passed away on the 11th February 2009 which meant she never got to see them.

My writing slowed down after her death, due to the fact that I didn’t think there was any point in continuing after that.

But… I remembered a promise I made to her whenever I wrote a story that she thought was great….


“When you make it as a writer, you need to promise me and your Grandma that you won’t forget about us” – Ada Orrell

Of course, I would have never of forgotten about them.

In 2010 and 2011 I completed NaNoWriMo and where am I now?

It’s coming to the end of 2016 and I’ve got my novel Children Of The Movement released after I signed a publishing contract.

I am currently working on my new novel which will be released next year and I’m doing a number of rewrites of my old work.

I’m also studying Journalism at Birmingham City University so even my future career will include a lot of writing.


I still have my Grandmother’s support and after Ada died she took possession of all my little stories.

I can’t wait to write more!

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