Gemma Cary grew up in Somerset, England, and earned her degree in English at the University of Exeter. She landed her first job in children’s publishing in 2005 and despite deriving a fair amount of joy from being a professional spellchecker (among other things), Gemma soon realized she’d rather write the words herself. After penning a load of picture books that you probably haven’t heard of, Gemma decided to have a go at writing for teens. This book is the result.