Although she is originally from Knaresborough in Yorkshire, children's author Caroline Clough have lived in rural Aberdeenshire for over 30 years. After a science degree, she studied for a Masters in Animal Behaviour at Aberdeen University and has lived in Scotland ever since. She now lives north of Aberdeen in an old farmhouse, with her husband and many cats and horses.
Clough wrote The Animal Welfare Handbook in 1993, but later started writing fiction and has been shortlisted for a number of prizes. Her first novel Red Fever won the Kelpies Prize in 2010. The book was written in just ten days, in order to meet the deadline for the prize. A sequel, Black Tide, was published in 2012.
She is a a keen hillwalker with her husband, and has two adult children.
- Black Tide
- Paperback - Kelpies
Toby's dad and little sister have been kidnapped by pirates, and Toby is left alone in the aftermath of the terrible Red Fever epidemic which has wiped out much of the world's population. Toby must journey across post-apocalyptic Scotland to find his family.
- Red Fever
- Paperback - Floris
A terrible virus has wiped out much of the human population and Scotland is now a wasteland, overrun by wild dogs. Toby's little sister Sylvie is dangerously ill and his family set out in a boat along the Aberdeenshire coast in desperate search of medicine.