Beyond Mulberry Glen


Coming January 2025 from Waxwing Books

A captivating tale filled with heartwarming characters and an undertone of hope for readers of all ages.

Eleven-year-old Lydia Green doesn’t want anything to change. She lives happily in Mulberry Glen with her mismatched family of a fairy guardian, a philosopher, and twin troublemakers known as the Zs. But now, rumors swirl about The Darkness, a powerful force that dwells in the forest Tenebrae.

Lydia knows The Darkness is nothing to be trifled with, but when a foolish choice by the Zs puts her family in danger, she must leave home and face the strange magical world of The Valleylands.



Among the shifting library shelves and new friends of her quest, Lydia uncovers more questions than answers, and the Darkness begins to creep into her mind. If she wants to save her family, she will have to be braver than ever before.

Millie Florence with Sarah Mackenzie

I am so excited to be partnering with Sarah Mackenzie of The Read-Aloud Revival and Waxwing Books to bring you the story of Mulberry Glen.

Listen to the podcast episode where Sarah and I tell the story of how this collaboration came together! 


Praise for Beyond Mulberry Glen

“Vividly imagined and written with charm and flair. This gifted young author is one to watch.”
Maryrose Wood
Author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series
“Beyond Mulberry Glen is a delightful, insightful adventure featuring a relatable main character who bravely faces off against the darkness in this inspiring, charming tale.”
S.D. Smith
Author of The Green Ember series
“Lydia’s heroic quest to save her family from the darkness will enchant young readers and their families, reminding all of us to keep growing toward the light.”
Kate Albus
Author of A Place to Hang the Moon
“Millie Florence delivers a beautifully crafted fantasy tale full of characters you'll root for and love.”
Anna Rose Johnson
Author of The Star That Always Stays

Beyond Mulberry Glen was previously titled Lydia Green of Mulberry Glen and is now being updated and re-released with Waxwing Books