Beth Tomlin

Beth started working on her first YA novel during her Creative Writing undergraduate at Bath Spa. In 2017, she was awarded a scholarship to the Winchester Writer’s Festival, where she met the wonderful agent that helped her finish the manuscript a few months later.

Beth was previously a bookseller at Waterstones, and now lives in Oxford, where she perfects her latte art in a local café and teaches workshops in creative writing for mental health recovery.

Beth is represented by Gill McLay of Bath Literary Agency.


About I Am Etta

I am standing on top of a tall building in bad weather.

I am not safe.

Seventeen-year-old Etta has been in a confused haze since waking up in her parents’ living room. She has forgotten everything; her brother’s name, her favourite film… everything except Violet, her dead best friend.

Then Violet shows up in Etta’s bedroom. She tells Etta her family can’t be trusted, and Etta listens. The two girls run away into the night, on a desperate hunt to find Etta’s lost memories before her family catches up with them.

But some memories are locked away for a reason.

What if the truth is worse than knowing nothing at all?

Told through a fragmented narrative of flashbacks and real-time conversations, I Am Etta is a story about friendship, mental health, and being true to yourself – even when you can’t remember who you are.