Francesca Armour-Chelu grew up by the Suffolk Coast. She studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths and went on to work in museum education and public libraries.
Her experience of living on water meadows in an abandoned Edwardian railway carriage inspired her novel, FENN HALFIN AND THE FEARZERO, which was short-listed for the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition and in the Children's category at the 2016 East Anglian Book Awards, and longlisted for the Little Rebels Award. Her novel LEMON INK OVER FLAME was short-listed for the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize 2013 and her short story THE STARVING GHOST won the Mslexia Short Story Competition 2013.
Sisters Tansy and Belle are the stars of the grand finale of a circus show; a dazzling and perfectly timed trapeze act where they soar through the air like shimmering butterflies. One night, desperate to impress her older sister, Tansy attempts a spectacular jump and falls. Now terrified of heights, all Tansy can do is watch from below while Belle shines above. But when Belle mysteriously vanishes and Tansy’s shadow miraculously comes to life, Tansy discovers that the courage she needs to rescue her sister may have been inside her all along.
The thrilling conclusion to the epic Fenn Halflin series, perfect for readers of Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl. Fenn Halflin is on the run from the brutal Terra Firma. His survival depends on finding the last of the Resistance, said to be hiding in an ancient, flooded forest. Accompanied by his faithful mongoose, Tikki, Fenn must embark on a journey that will take him deep into the treacherous marsh and closer to the secrets of his past. But as the water levels continue to rise, his mission to unite the Seaborn people has never been more desperate.
Shortlisted for the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition.
Shortlisted for the Children's Award at the 2016 East Anglian Book Awards.
Longlisted for the 2017 Branford Boase Award.
Longlisted for the New Angle Prize 2017.