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About me

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My childhood dream was always to be a writer. After graduating from Liverpool University with a degree in English Literature, I moved to London where I worked for various magazines. After a slight detour which involved a redundancy and saw me travelling to Sydney, Australia and landing a job at Vogue, a chance article about novelists under the age of thirty inspired me to finally take the plunge and try my hand at writing a novel.

My first novel, What’s New, Pussycat? was published in 2000, a week before my 30th birthday and immediately made the top ten. To date I’ve written fourteen novels which have been translated into over twenty-five languages, including Confessions of a Forty-something F##k Up which has sold over a quarter of a million copies in the UK and been adapted into a major US TV series, Not Dead Yet, starring Gina Rodriguez. 

Yorkshire born and raised, I lived for several years in LA before settling in London with my Californian husband and our Bosnian rescue dog. When I'm not writing or travelling, I’m getting out into nature, trying not to look at my phone and navigating this thing called mid-life. 

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For my literary agent, please contact Stephanie Cabot at Susanna Lea Associates

Tel: +1 (646) 638 1435 |


For any UK publicity enquiries, please contact Poppy North at Pan Macmillan:

Tel: 020 7038 5000 |


For any film/TV enquiries, please contact Kate Prentice at 42 Management and Production: 

Tel: 0207 292 0554 |

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