Amanda Ashby was born in Australia and has spent the last ten years dividing her time between England and New Zealand. When she's not moving, she likes to write books (okay, she also likes to watch television, eat chocolate, and sit around doing not much, but let's just keep that between ourselves, shall we?). She has a degree in English and journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two young children. Her debut book, You Had Me At Halo has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. This is her second book for young adults, following on from Zombie Queen of Newbury High - which was selected as part of the New York Public Library's Stuff of the Teen Age 2010.