Barrhead author Daniela Sacredoti is set to win over new fans, after the launch of her latest novel ‘Dreams’ - the first of a trilogy of tales of starring a demon-hunting schoolgirl, ‘Sarah Midnight’ - who is based on a real-life Barrhead girl.
Author Daniela saw the mystery girl in the town seven years ago before starting to write the book, and she provided the inspiration for the central character.
Daniela said: “She was standing at a bus stop, and she had long, black hair, a very charismatic expression, and a school uniform - and Sarah is based on her. Her face told a story, and I wanted to tell her tale – and that’s where Sarah came from.”
Daniela’s new book, ‘Dreams’ is the first part of the ‘Sarah Midnight Trilogy’, with the second part set to be released early next year. At the launch, Daniela thanked the people who were instrumental in the publication of the book, her family – husband Ross, and sons Sorley and Luca, her friends and publishers.
She said: “Dreams is out - a month early! It’s head-spinning, exciting, and oh, so nerve-wracking. My baby is out into the world. I’m lucky enough to have the support of Waterstones, who have made Dreams Bookseller’s Choice for the month of May in all Scottish stores.”
Over 80 fans, family and friends were on hand for the launch of the new book in Glasgow on Saturday, and the new book has already been compared to popular teen fiction such as the Twilight series, and The Hunger Games.
‘Dreams’ is Daniela’s third book, following on from ‘Watch Over Me’, and the children’s book ‘The Really Weird Removal Company’ (which Daniela is currently working on a sequel to). You can buy Dreams in bookstores from Thursday 17th May, and it’s also available here from Amazon.
In the first story we learn that since her 13th birthday, seventeen-year-old Sarah Midnight’s dreams have been plagued by demons – but unlike most people’s nightmares, Sarah’s come true. In the first book, Sarah is forced into a world of danger after the murder of her parents, as she has to learn fast, and take on the demons around her.
See the book’s trailer here:
Also at the launch of the book there was a performance of ‘Do This Alone’, a song specially written about Sarah Midnight. The song was written by Kirstyn Knowles and Jenny Masterson, who performed the song together - you can hear the song performed at the launch here.
Congratulations to Daniela! Do you know who the mysterious ‘Sarah Midnight’ from Barrhead could be? And have you read the book? Post your comments and have your say here on s1barrhead