When Rebecca was six, she pronounced that she wanted to be 'an artist and a writer'. After a brief detour from this career plan involving a degree in philosophy and a dull office job, she fulfilled her dream in 2001 when she became a full time children's book illustrator. Since then she has published many books for children, including the bestselling Owl Diaries series. She lives in Suffolk with her husband, gorgeous children, crazy chickens and big lazy cat called Bernard.
Elliott writes teenagers well, refraining from trying to use any slang . . . and just focusing on the issues that seem to come up for all teenagers, no matter what new tech is added to their life. It's also so refreshing to read about a young woman with ambition and passion that is not, say, a vampire/werewolf love interest . . . [Haylah] is a realistic character I believe plenty of teenagers would identify with . . . I wish this book had been written when I was a teenager! * Funny Women * In Haylah Swinton, Rebecca Elliott has created a funny, vulnerable, relatable teenager . . . This book is jam-packed with heart and humour, meaning you'll fly through the pages to see what happens to Haylah. Featuring perfect female friendships and jam-packed with laugh-out-loud moments, this is a brilliant debut. * Askew & Holts *