The Walker’s Daughter: published 28 July 2014!

It’s almost here: publication date for the second edition of my novel, The Walker’s Daughter, on 28 July 2014! This event might not make the international press, but it’s a pretty important date in my calendar, and I hope you’ll make it a date in yours.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a friend (given that I’ve never yet met a stranger). And if you’re a friend, I’m not ashamed to ask for your help. If you like my writing, please buy a Kindle copy of The Walker’s Daughter on, or shortly after, 28 July 2014 and help me get some visibility!

I’ll buy you a drink next time we meet.

What’s changed in the new edition? Firedance Books has added a new cover; we’ve sharpened the focus of the story in a few places; and we’ve added a Questions for Book Clubs section.

I’m immensely proud of what my little family of spirit-walkers has achieved since the book first appeared two years ago, and I have high hopes for them in the future. Fly, Cora, fly!

Here’s that date again: Monday 28th July. To buy a copy, click here:

Author and columnist Lisa Lieberman calls this novel “enthralling” and says: “Elements of fantasy existing alongside everyday reality, a riveting plot, evil rooted in all-too-human weakness. And writing that takes flight into pure poetry.”

Fantasy review site Fanboys Anonymous says: “Religion and urban fantasy mesh together in harmony. Janet Allison Brown is a fine author. She has fabricated an authentic new idea and given it to her soul to pen. Read up; you won’t regret it.”


In the most extraordinary circumstances, it’s the ordinary human attributes that count for most.

Laura Bloux is just about keeping her head above water. She and her two little girls might not have much in the material world, but they share a secret: all three are walkers—spirit-walkers, able to slip the bonds of their physical bodies at will.

Then Magnus enters their lives, and everything changes. For Magnus, too, is a walker—and a body-swapper, an adrenaline junkie, and more besides. As Laura’s life spirals out of control, she splits up her girls and sends them to safety in separate countries with a stark warning: Terrible things will happen to you if you ever walk again. Never, ever walk again.

Twenty years later, Cora, the youngest of Laura’s daughters, is still holding fast to that instruction. Haunted by the memory of her mother’s lover—flash of silver, silver and black—she stays resolutely hidden inside her own body, denying her own self in an attempt to appear normal. Only once does she allow herself to walk, when her own daughter, eight-year-old Grace, is hit by a moving car.

Once is enough. A flare goes out to those that have been waiting: Cora has been found!

Suddenly Cora’s life is anything but normal, as a parade of new characters enter her life: a teenage au pair; the enigmatic songwriter, Charlie Tam; a rock band; and her estranged sister, Magda, who might not have paid enough attention to their mother’s instructions all those years ago…

As the pressure mounts Cora realises that her enemies can get to her any time, any place and in any body. Because when a body can’t be swapped, it can always be stolen. The race is on for Cora to work out who to trust, who to fear—and who she really is.

To see the world as it really is, sometimes you have to close your eyes and … walk.

The Walker’s Daughter is published by Firedance Books. Find it, and read the opening pages, here:

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