My name is Damaris Young and I love writing edge-of-your-seat adventures that have an environmental message, with brave characters, strong friendships and extraordinary animals. Here you will find out more about me and the characters in my books!

My Books

The Switching Hour


Just on the right side of quite scary… Thrills and spills follow as Amaya – just one of three strong female characters in this atmospheric adventure powered by love and loyalty – goes in search of the sibling she vowed to protect.’


‘Highly atmospheric and genuinely spine-tingling, the power of family and female friendship shine in this assured debut.’


The #BookOfTheDay today is Damaris Young’s brilliant The Switching Hour. A gripping read, which will prompt readers to securely lock their doors and windows at night.


One of the best books published this year for these 11-14 age groups – A spine-tingling quest to rescue Amaya’s baby brother, Kaleb, from the dreaded monster, Badeko

School Events

I love engaging with schools and I can offer a tailored visit for your class or workshop group. Some topics I have covered in the past include:

  • Author Q&A
  • Writing About Weather
  • Villains and Heroes
  • Story Mood Boards
  • Story Prompts

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5.