Hi, I’m Kerry and I like dragons. I grew up reading fantasy books that my dad shared with me and now my bookcases are brimming with doorways into other worlds.

But I’ve always wanted to do more than just read about amazing adventures – I want to create them. I started writing my first story when I was 17 and in the years since I’ve studied and developed my writing. I’ve written in the evenings, during weekends, at home, on the train whilst commuting, on lunchbreaks and anywhere I could squeeze in some time. And I’ve loved every minute that I’ve spent bringing my characters to life.

The Sky Riders is book 1 in the Sparks series and if you’ve read and enjoyed it, books 2 and 3 are available now too. And the good news is that you don’t have to wait long for book 4 – it’s due out in 2024.

I also have vitiligo – a skin condition which gives me patches of colourless, pigment-free skin – and this has been a big source of inspiration for me. It’s what I’ve given my protagonist, Aimee. It’s harder for her, because in her world, patchy skin makes her a freak, but we know better, we know that really, it makes her special.

If you’d like to learn more about vitiligo, check out the Vitiligo Society.

The moment you burst up from the vent and soar into the sky, you will become a Sky Rider. But to do that you need to fly straight, commit completely and utterly, and leave your fears behind. Sky Riders have no fear.

Jara, Leader of the Sky Riders