Tamsin had a nomadic childhood (eight different schools!), but the one place that always felt like home was Shetland, her mother’s homeland. Shetland is a collection of teeny tiny islands, so far north they struggle to fit on the map. They are overflowing with myths and legends, most of which are true. Growing up, Tamsin was usually to be found on the beach, whispering spells into sea shells and singing to the selkies.
Tamsin now lives in Bath with her husband, two children, one rabbit, several crows, and a badger, though she flies home to Shetland whenever she can – if you go there in the summer, you’ll probably spot her, striding about with the wind in her hair, chasing a wild story.
The Weather Weaver, a wonderfully atmospheric and magical tale for young readers, was her first novel and published in March 2021 with UCLAN! Her second novel A Gathering Storm published in February 2022. The third instalment in The Weather Weaver trilogy, Winter’s Keep was published in March 2023!
What if the weather matched itself to your mood, whether you wanted it to, or not?
Praise for The Weather Weaver:
‘This magical, highly original story of a girl who learns to control the weather will blow you away with its drama, warmth and wit and the lovely little Nimbus will make you long for a cloud friend of your own!’ Anna Wilson (Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire)
‘The Weather Weaver crackles with stormy magic. A masterfully written, utterly spellbinding adventure that swept me away from the very first page. Tamsin has a rare gift for crafting mesmerising worlds so real and tangible that they stay with you long after the last word has been read. An electrifying and assured debut that is destined to become a modern classic.’ Damaris Young (Creature Keeper)
‘A storm-swept adventure brimming with wild Shetland magic. I loved it!’ Alex English (Sky Pirates)