In this extract from Allcott's latest novel, Alison is beginning to wonder what has happened to her life. She can't imagine what it would be like without her family. But sometimes she would like to find out. Every day she packs lunches, rushes to work, and breaks up her daughter’s squabbles. She’s bored, restless and hungry for some excitement.
In 2017 Charlene Allcott was selected to be one of the twelve writers mentored under the Penguin Random House WriteNow scheme, a huge movement to find writers from a variety of backgrounds. This year, Charlene publishes her debut novel, The Reinvention of Martha Ross. Here is Charlene's own story on how she became a published author.
Born and raised in London and now living in Brighton with her five-year-old son, Charlene Allcott works part-time with young people in a residential care home. She writes a parenting blog at http://www.moderatemum.co.uk/. MORE THAN A MUM is her second novel.