Irish-born writer and producer Triona Campbell is a two-time Emmy-nominated producer of film and TV projects. She is the creator of Ireland’s first TV series on video games Gamer Mode (RTÉ) and a producer on the ground-breaking and iconic UK teen drama Sofia’s Diary (Channel 5 / SONY Pictures Television).

Triona has a Master’s in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin, and is also the writer of the award-winning podcast series Adventures of a Young Pirate Queen. She is passionate about creating teen content (and finding time to play retro video games with her kids).

A brilliantly written, pacy read” – Irish Examiner
A BREATH TAKING Debut” – A Waterstones Best YA Book of 2023
Twists and turns round every corner and an electric romance” – The Sunday Times Ireland

A Game of Life Or Death

(Ireland & UK, February 2023)

When Asha Kennedy discovers her older sister Maya’s dead body in their home, her world falls apart. Aching for answers, Asha turns to her hacker friends for help. Her search leads her to Zu Tech, the hit games studio where Maya was a lead coder, and as Asha begins to unravel the riddle of her death, she realizes the only way to uncover the truth is from the inside.

Asha ghosts her old life and infiltrates Zu Tech just as the company is launching the revolutionary VR game SHACKLE. The whole world is watching, the tension is high, the pressure is ON, and this game is hiding a monstrous secret in its shadows…

An electrifying murder mystery with non-stop twists and a hot-blooded romance at its heart – are you ready to play?

The Traitor in the Game

(Coming soon, UK & Ireland, 2024)

Asha Kennedy uncovered the secret at the dark heart of virtual reality game SHACKLE but is still searching for answers. Who ordered the murder of her sister? Who is the puppet master behind mysterious games studio Zu Tech, and what is their next step in pursuit of world domination? And where is Dark, the boy she loves?

In this world of corruption and greed, and this game of life or death, Asha and her team enter an eSports tournament set on the streets of New York, where she hopes to find clues that will make sense of her past and give her hope for the future. But Asha’s enemies may be closer that she could ever imagine… Are you ready to play?

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