C J Skuse
C J Skuse is the author of the Young Adult novels Pretty Bad Things, Rockoholic, Dead Romantic, Monster and The Deviants. C J’s first adult title Sweetpea was published by HQ/HarperCollins in April 2017. The sequel, In Bloom, followed in 2018 and The Alibi Girl was published in 2020. Her latest novel, Dead Head, was published in February 2021.
Born in 1980 in Weston-super-Mare, England, C J has first class degrees in Creative Writing and Writing for Young People and, aside from writing, lectures on the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. The movies Titanic, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Ruby Sparks were all probably based on her ideas; she just didn’t get to write them down in time. Before she dies, she would like to go to Japan, try clay-pigeon shooting and have Tom Hardy present her with the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
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