Holly says, ‘I’d like to offer a Creative Writing Session so that a budding writer/writers can meet up with me and talk about how to write a book, with lessons/tips/hints etc. If it’s in London or Brighton I’ll be happy to foot the travel bill.’

Holly Smale is the internationally bestselling, award-winning author of the GEEK GIRL series. She was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modelling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red and breaking things she couldn’t afford to replace. By the time Holly had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare she had given up modelling and set herself on the path to becoming a writer.

Geek Girl was the no. 1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013 and has sold nearly 700,000 copies in the UK alone. It was shortlisted for several major awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Branford Boase award, nominated for the Queen of Teen award and won the teen and young adult category of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the 11-14 category of the Leeds Book Award. GEEK GIRL has now been translated into 29 languages, and movie rights are currently under negotiation.