YA & MG Author


I’m Fiona McLaren and I’m a Scottish children’s author writing about magic and secrets, witches and ghosts, and the blurred line where fantasy and reality meet (or collide!). The characters that live in my head are equal parts bold, whimsical, misunderstood, diverse, and in search of answers. Answers to what? To anything and everything.

My hope is that one day my writing will make you think as much as it does me!

Fiona xox

More About Me

Raised in the mystical and intriguing wilds of Scotland, Fiona grew up with stories that defied gravity. Then, with her heart corralled by a strapping Greek Cypriot, she now meanders the beaches, hills, and hidden nooks and crannies of the myth-laden island of Cyprus. And just like the Scottish legends have their kelpie water horses…Fiona has her own, though hers treads on land. And as a girl made of Scottish rock and lore, and strengthened by Cypriot myth and legend, she wouldn’t be complete without a trusty dog or two roaming through…

Fiona supports Epilepsy Awareness, alongside Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia Awareness.

Fiona is represented by Maura Kye-Casella of Don Congdon Associates.

I’m also a Reedsy editor – click on here to find out more:

My current top 5 books as of 2021

The Accident Season by Moira-Fowley Doyle
The November Girl by Lydia Kang
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson