I love teenage fiction - both writing it and reading it - and especially the more light-hearted kind. I started reading young women's YA fiction way before I was a teenager and I realised in my twenties that I was never going to stop. My dusty Francine Pascal and Judy Blume collection has grown via Katherine Applegate and Mary Hooper to Jaclyn Moriarty, Sarra Manning and Meg Cabot. I love books by these authors and other favourites, including Dyan Sheldon, Hilary Freeman and Kate le Vann. Recent favourites are books by Elizabeth Scott, Simmone Howell and Cath Crowley.
I have a degree in Linguistics, two young children, and a past working in dictionary editing, subtitling and linguistic software development.
I now have a few teen romance novels out in the world, including SPLIT BY A KISS, published by Random House and available here as well as lots of other good bookshops, and EXTREME KISSING, also published by Random House and available here, among other places.
My next novel will be published in 2012 and is called KISS, DATE, LOVE, HATE.
See my website for more details.