In a previous life, I wrote women’s fiction (think ‘chick-lit’). I’ve also previously published four other YA books, which you can read about below.
Young Adult Fiction
Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.
Rich Girls. It’s only the hottest, most talked about, highest rating reality show on TV. And it’s no surprise. Romy and Anouschka, the stars of the show, are living the dream. Born gorgeous, never working a day in their lives, running from party to party and shopping from country to country on a daily basis. Who wouldn’t want to live like that?
Um, Elli Adamson, that’s who.
Elli feels like she’s the only person in the world who thinks the Rich Girls are Not Hot. So when her mother JJ, chef to the stars, is headhunted to cook for the Rich Girls, Elli isn’t all that keen on her taking the job. But the offer is too good to pass up. Soon enough, Elli and JJ find themselves part of the blondetourage, the behind-the-scenes crew that keep the Rich Girls on the road.
Elli is now living a new life, chasing the Rich Girls around the globe, along with JJ and the new-found friends she’s made in her few tutored classmates. But as she travels, she starts to see that reality and reality TV are two very different things indeed. Maybe she has more in common with the Rich Girls than she could have ever imagined.
Diamonds are a Teen’s Best Friend
Nessa Joanne Mulholland, aka Marilyn Monroe’s no. 1 teenage fan, is used to moving house. This time, however, she’s relocating in movie-star style – crossing the Atlantic on board the Majestic, headed for Paris from New York City. And it really would be in movie-star style if it wasn’t for the fact that she’s bringing her cringe-fest professor dad along for the ride. (Dad’s specialisation: human mating rituals – need Nessa say more?). Oh yeah, and sharing a cabin that’s five decks below sea level and next to the engine room. Still, at least Holly Isles is on board. Yes, really, that Holly Isles – star of stage, screen and – DVD. Suddenly, things are looking up. Looking a little Marilyn, in fact, because events are strangely mirroring Nessa’s favourite movie of all time, Gentleman Prefer Blondes.
The Seven Month Itch
Nessa Joanne Mulholland, aka Marilyn Monroe’s no. 1 teenage fan, is living the high life in Manhattan. Literally. Waffling and pancaking it up every morning (care of housekeeper Vera) in her to-be stepmother’s Tribeca penthouse apartment, things couldn’t be better. Or so she thinks, until things start to go terribly, horribly wrong, in true Nessa fashion. All of a sudden, she’s starting to feel the need to pull at her collar. Yes, it’s summer in NYC and things are heating up fast, including the Professor’s and Holly’s wedding plans.
How to Date a Millionaire
Nessa Joanne Mulholland, aka Marilyn Monroe’s no. 1 teenage fan, is about to become a big sister – twice over. Her movie-star stepmother, Holly, is very pregnant with twins when, suddenly, B and G (that’s Boy and Girl), decide they need to get away from it all. Within hours, Nessa, her dad, Holly, best friend Alexa and tag-along cousin Nat are on a private jet and headed for some rest and relaxation Hawaiian-style. Except that, on hitting the sand, there’s not a lot of rest and relaxation to be found. The penthouse apartment they’ve booked is suddenly unavailable, Holly’s blood pressure skyrockets, Nat is bronzed-beach-boy crazy and what’s with the three cute guys living upstairs?