THE LOST GIRLWelcome to my website!

I write books for young adults. My first novel, The Lost Girl, is available now and this is the place to find out more about it and about my other projects. So go ahead and poke around the website – there’s lots more to come!

Check this page for updates, news and other exciting things.


September 2017

Welcome Home, an anthology based around adoption and foster families, and edited by Eric Smith, is out this month from Flux! I’ve contributed a short story to it, along with a number of very talented authors, so please do grab it if you can. I’m also going to be giving away a couple of copies later this year.

I’m also going to be contributing to the anthology Hungry Hearts, which tells several interconnected stories about food and family. Hungry Hearts will be edited by the fabulous Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond, and is due to be published by Simon Pulse in spring 2019.

6 June 2017

I have NEWS! My awesome agent Eric Smith and I have sold my new trilogy A Spark of White Fire to Sky Pony Press. The first book will be out late 2018 with the others to follow. I’ll update the trilogy’s page with more details as time goes on, but for now here’s what the Publishers Weekly announcement had to say:

Alison Weiss at Sky Pony has acquired in a three-book deal Sangu Mandanna‘s A Spark of White Fire trilogy, pitched as Red Rising meets An Ember in the Ashes. A multicultural YA space opera inspired by the Mahabharata, the novel follows a cursed and forgotten child of an empire’s queen who wants to return to her real family, and finds herself on the wrong side of a war that could destroy kingdoms across the galaxy. Publication for the first book is set for fall 2018; Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

9 March 2017

I haven’t forgotten this page, honestly! It’s just that there haven’t been any big updates to share this past year. I hope to have some exciting news to share soon, though…

14 January 2016

I’ve just signed with the fabulous Eric Smith of PS Literary! Eric is fantastic and so, so excited about my new book. Fingers crossed we can find editors who are equally excited.

The book, for those of you who have asked, is a YA space fantasy based on Indian mythology. In which a teen girl tries to reunite with the family that abandoned her and instead ends up on the wrong side of a war.