A FORMER student of Leeds Trinity University is launching her second children’s book to raise awareness of climate change.

Jane Browne, 42, will release Gaia’s Revenge, the second instalment in the fantasy series The Earth Chronicles, next month. The stories follow the adventures of 13-year-old Hannah, who is tasked with saving her family as well as Gaia, the mother of all nature.

Jane said: “With climate change finally being taken seriously and being made a more pressing political, global issue, as a teacher, I feel immensely proud of so many young people standing up and ensuring they are listened to.

“I actually began writing this series 12 years ago, so it feels quite astonishing that I am releasing the series just as people are realising worldwide that we have to act, and we have a responsibility to re-balance the devastation we have inflicted upon our planet.”

Jane published her first book in the trilogy – Hannah and the Hollow Tree - whilst completing a master’s degree in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity. She graduated with a Distinction in 2018.

Gaia’s Revenge will be released at a book launch from 7pm on Thursday, October 24 at Farsley Constitutional Club. The event is free to attend.Tickets are available through Eventbrite.