Based in Los Angeles, CA
Abby McDonald grew up in Sussex, England and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She began writing at college, and graduated to work as a music journalist and entertainment critic; drawing on her loves of pop culture, film and feminism, and interviewing acts as diverse as LeAnn Rimes, The Kings of Leon, and Marilyn Manson. She is now a full-time novelist and screen-writer.
Her debut book for teens, ‘Sophomore Switch’, was published by Candlewick Press in 2009. It was a Kirkus starred review, ALAN pick, and has been translated into German, Dutch, and Polish. She is also the author of, ‘Boys, Bears & a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots’, ’The Anti-Prom’, and ‘Getting Over Garrett Delaney’.
After spells in London and Montreal, Abby has settled in Los Angeles, were she writes full-time and stalks minor TV celebrities around her local Target store.
Getting Over Garrett Delaney author Abby McDonald