Welcome to Polly Heron's website.


I am a saga writer living on the North Wales coast, but I am originally from Manchester, which is where my books are set.


I am delighted to introduce my 1920s saga series, The Surplus Girls.


I also write as Susanna Bavin and as Maisie Thomas. I am on Facebook as Maisie.

Latest News:


My latest news is that I have got as far as October in writing book 6 in The Railway Girls WW2 series - A Christmas Miracle for the Railway Girls. To put it in context - the plot starts in June 1942 and runs to Christmas 1942, so you can see the writing is coming along very nicely.   


Also, The Poor Relation, my Edwardian saga, is 99p on Kindle at present. Please scroll down the page for the link.

I'm building up to publication day for the Kindle and Kobo 3-in-1 book containing the first three Surplus Girls novels. It will be released on February 3rd. Here is the link to Amazon for the Kindle version; and here is the link to Kobo.


If you have been considering reading the three books, this is a good way to buy them. I have checked the e-book prices and the 3-in-1 works out cheaper.


The Poor Relation is currently 99p on Kindle.


A couple of quotes from my favourite reviews are:

"More drama than a Netflix box-set," and "Cads, crusading women, handsome doctors, an Edwardian matriarch and a rather fine ginger cat."

As well as writing as Susanna Bavin and Polly Heron, I am also the author behind the Maisie Thomas saga series about the Railway Girls. Why haven't I mentioned this before now? Well, Arrow, Maisie's publisher, wanted to establish the series without any other ties, so I've had to keep it under wraps ... ever since the end of 2018! To find out more, please take a look at this blog on my Susanna website.


I have also written a blog about writing a series - or, in my case, two series! If you are a reader, I hope you will enjoy taing a look at the writing process. If you're a writer, maybe you'll find something that helps you. Here is the link.


And to see The Railway Girls books, please click on the Maisie Thomas tab in the menu.


The paperback of The Surplus Girls' Orphans is currently £2.00 on Amazon.

If you are on Twitter, you may like to know that I have set up a new account for myself as Polly. Here it is - I hope you'll pop across and follow me. If you do, please say hello! (Just to avoid any confusion, yes I do still have the Susanna Bavin account on Twitter.)


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Here is a quick link for you to my Author Page on Amazon UK.