Up-and-coming author Helen Grant, whose stories graced early issues of ST, is launching her new novel this week. As you can see from this blog post, she went to Belgium over the Easter weekend, because the book, Silent Saturday, is set there. (Who knew they had a branch of Waterstones in Brussels? Well, they do.)
While Helen's novels are not supernatural fiction, and are aimed at teen readers, they are very absorbing and intelligent thrillers. I think her work has a lot to offer readers of all ages. But, if you happen to know a younger person who likes books, one of Helen's would surely make an ideal birthday or Christmas gift.