Five Star Review!!!!

I received a stunning five star review for my novel Broken Roots. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about my novel, Danielle Urban. I’m so thrilled by this amazing review.


Broken Roots – Extract

Betrayed by her birth mother and left all by herself in a cold, frightening world, Teisha takes to the streets. Can she make it into the foster care system or will she live rough on the streets forever?

Join seventeen-year-old Teisha Cole on her extraordinary  journey as she searches for love, safety and a new beginning. To mend her severed roots, she must travel far and wide, and look beyond her origins.


Broken Roots

By Michelle Diana Lowe

January the 5th has descended. Winter is gripping the heart and soul of Ashville. I am alone and my soul is empty. I still don’t know where my mother is. Who knows if Mother will ever return? I am as good as an orphan now, left to fend for myself in a harsh, ruthless society. Unable to live in a house with no gas, electricity or water, a house where I was completely unsafe, I had no choice but to take to the streets of Ashville. It was a scary yet necessary step. I had no Plan B, no other escape route from this wretched predicament. Here, on the streets of Ashville, my new life of grit and grime begins. Gingerly returning to the house on one dull afternoon, I retrieved Grandma’s handmade quilt. I needed it; the weather got so cold. This is the warm cover I’ve treasured since infancy, and it is the one thing keeping me going in these darker days. 
Living on the streets is tough, hard. Not an option that should be considered lightly. Nonetheless, these streets are my protection from a much worse fate. I am safer here than I was at home. This is alarming, but true. Outrunning that suited man in my own home, a man who wanted me gone, has made me mindful of life’s greater dangers. Thankfully, I am not completely alone here anymore. I have company, if you can call it that. Swag Boy, also known as Dexter Daily, is that 16-year-old runaway from Barkingside, Essex, who I am now associated with. We have lived on the streets together for two weeks –as vagrants and comrades. I am a novice at this street game. Swag is a pro. Homeless, yet always in the latest gear, Swag is seldom hungry or thirsty. He knows how to haggle, too. I was forced to give him my mobile phone and Mother’s expensive watch as compensation for not robbing houses with him back in December. He promised never to pull out that weapon on me again as long as I continue to pay him for helping me out. I paid him in chocolate bars last week, but I doubt that will satisfy him for long.

Broken Roots is out now on Amazon Kindle. Get your copy today and see how this incredible teenage girl strives to rebuild her life and find true happiness.

Amazon UK

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Foster Care

It is so important that the world has foster carers. In any give year, there are 69,000 children in the UK who are placed in foster care and need someone other than their parents to take care of them.

Read this story about the amazing work that foster carers do. This is Itiesha’s story, a 32 year old foster carer from Bristol, UK:

I Became a Foster Carer at 26

Broken Roots has been released!!! Hooray!!!

My novel Broken Roots is available in ebook format on Amazon from today. The paperback will be out in a few weeks. I’m both excited and overwhelmed. Broken Roots is a Young Adult Fiction novel that has been published by Creativia Publishing.

This powerful and gripping tale gives young people in foster care a real voice and raises awareness of issues surrounding children’s welfare. Read Teisha’s incredible journey and follow her life as she finds out what love really means. 

Thank you to Creativia and the wonderful Christie Stratos for editing Broken Roots. You are awesome! Many thanks to everyone who has supported me so far!!! 

Here are the buy links:
(Amazon UK)
(Amazon US)


After her father’s invention earns her family millions, sixteen-year-old Teisha Cole moves from London to Florida. Uprooted from the place she loves, Teisha now lives in a broken home full of secrets and lies. 

When Teisha’s grandmother suddenly dies, her fractured family is replanted in rural England, where a kingpin and his clan are laying in wait. What ensues is a dangerous game that brings their house to its knees, as the family’s wealth begins to disappear. 
When Teisha’s father develops a mysterious illness, Teisha turns detective to unravel the truth. Escaping onto the streets and stumbling into the foster care system may be her only hope of survival.