Victoria Stevens graduated from the University of Roehampton with a MA in Creative Writing, and currently lives in Whittlebury, England. Her debut novel, Don’t Forget Me, will be published by Farrar,Straus and Giroux, in February 2018; it was inspired by her childhood vacations to Australia and her grandmother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
Seventeen-year-old Hazel Clarke is no stranger to heartbreaks, and being sent to live with a father she’s never met is the latest in a string of them. Even the beauty of eastern Australia isn’t enough to take her mind off of her mother, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s and is living in a nursing home in England. But when Hazel meets the friendly, kindhearted Red and his elusive twin, Luca, she begins the slow process of piecing together a new life―and realizes she isn’t the only one struggling with grief. As friendships deepen and love finds its way in, Hazel also learns that when you truly love someone, they are never really gone.
Don’t Forget Me is Victoria Stevens’s sparkling debut, and a touching testament to coming of age, falling in love, and finding home in unlikely places.