Michelle Harrison

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My first children's novel, THE 13 TREASURES, won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and has been sold for translation in 17 countries worldwide. It's followed by two sequels: THE 13 CURSES and THE 13 SECRETS, and a prequel, ONE WISH.

I've also written UNREST, a ghost story for young adult readers. My most recent novel is THE OTHER ALICE, which won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award 2016. My next novel, A PINCH OF MAGIC, is for middle grade readers (9-12) and due to publish February 2019.

Before becoming a full-time writer I worked in publishing as an editor, and also as a bookseller. Prior to that, I worked in bars, a bakery, and a second-hand record shop to make ends meet while trying to get my first book deal. I live in Essex and I have a son, Jack, and two cats.


The best place to get in touch with me is via my website or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michel...


Michelle Harrison's books

  • Cover of the book, 13 Treasures (Thirteen Treasures, #1).

    No one else can see the evil fairies that rouse Tanya from her sleep, torturing her at the slightest mention of their existence, but they are as real to the 13-year-old as anything she's ever known. She cannot rid herself of them, nor can she ignore them. But it is her insistence on responding to them that has her banished to her grandmother's secluded countryside manor.
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    based on 8,388 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, 13 Curses (Thirteen Treasures, #2).

    When fairies stole her brother, Red vowed to get him back. Now trapped in the fairy realm, she begs an audience with the fairy court where she strikes a bargain. Her brother will be returned - but only if she can complete a task set by the court. In a world of trickery and deception, Red is about to find that not all is as it seems. For even if she succeeds, will the fairies ke...(Read More)

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    based on 3,988 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, 13 Secrets (Thirteen Treasures, #3).

    Red is now living at Elvesden Manor under her real name, Rowan, and trying to put the past behind her. But staying on the straight and narrow isn’t as easy as she had hoped . . . Hounded by those who would like her to participate once more in the changeling trade, Rowan is also haunted by dreams of the Hedgewitch’s cottage and the chained-up Eldritch, who swore revenge when...(Read More)

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    based on 2,963 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Unrest.

    Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasn’t slept properly for months. Ever since the accident that nearly killed him, a shadowy figure has made its presence felt – a figure only he can see. Elliott is convinced his near death experience has enabled him to contact the dead. But are his ghostly visions real, or the effects of a damaged mind?When he gets a job at a supposedly haunted m...(Read More)

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    based on 675 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, A Pinch of Magic.

    Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.

    Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.

    Will they be enough to break the curse?

    Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? ...

    The enchanting new story from Michelle Harrison, author of the bestselling Thirteen Treasures Trilogy

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    based on 885 ratings.