Fiction & Drama
Lisa Rookes on the inspiration behind The Gallows Tree
Congratulations to debut author Amber Logan, whose novel The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn will be published by CamCat Books in autumn 2022. CamCat acquired world rights from Hannah Weatherill at Northbank Talent Management.
Inspired by Francis Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn follows American photographer Mari who, soon after the death of her mother, is commissioned to document a dilapidated Japanese inn and its gardens. But when the ghost of a distressed young girl starts to appear at night, Mari realises that she has been brought here for another reason – to solve the mystery of what happened to her, and what on earth she has to do with it.
Amber Logan is a university instructor, freelance editor, and author of speculative fiction living in Kansas with her husband and two children, Fox and Willow. In addition to her degrees in Psychology, Liberal Arts, and International Relations, Amber holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
When she’s not writing, Amber enjoys trips to Japan, exploring unusual vegetarian foods, and reading Haruki Murakami.