Cari’s first story, at seven years old, was about a witch who took over her school. Many years later she graduated with first class honours from Warwick’s English Literature and Creative Writing course and gained a Distinction in Magazine Journalism at The Cardiff School of Journalism.

She landed her first journalism job at teen magazine Sugar where she was put in charge of the YA book club. Writing book reviews and attending launches confirmed her suspicion that this was her world. She went on to work in consumer publishing and as a digital strategist at a creative agency, learning how to apply storytelling techniques to multimedia brand campaigns. All spare moments were spent dreaming up ideas for her book series while accumulating an odd collection of research books on magic and the occult.

Her first novel, set in contemporary London, is also about witches and they’re still causing just as much chaos.


In this beautiful coming-of-age book, Thomas tackles big issues, family secrets and heartbreak in a brilliantly imagined, yet authentic world.

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