Rebecca is 39 years old, lives in Hackney, London with a one year old, a trumpet, 2 guitars, a keyboard, and several vintage computer game consoles. She spent her career traveling the world making Music TV for MTV and Channel 4, and wrangling young adult audiences for Cartoon Network, BBC and ITV. She’s worked with Iggy Pop, MIA, Kaiser Chiefs, Sonic Youth, Jack White, Dirty Pretty Things, and Laura Marling to name just a few. She has now turned that dab hand to writing racy tales of rock n roll for Young Adults.
Rebecca’s debut novel, GOING SOLO, (Little, Brown – Atom Books, February 2, 2017) is a contemporary YA about a girl who gets to know the lead singer of a famous boyband. Amelie isn’t into hit boyband The Keep, the latest manufactured pop sensation to come out of reality television. When her producer father offers her a backstage pass at one of their gigs, she reluctantly goes along. But she’s surprised to find she can’t ignore the connection with lead singer Maxx. Maxx is tired of celebrity life. His ex-girlfriend Dee is never available, his bandmates act like children and the songs he performs night after night have no soul. He’s recording his first solo EP, but struggling with the sound; Amelie has the perfect voice, but no confidence to perform. They have a lot to offer each other, but are their worlds just too far apart?
The two or three items she needs to have with her when she sits down to write: Just my computer. And my charger because, seriously, there’s never enough charge.
Her favorite childhood book: Hating Alison Ashley
Her hobbies when she’s not writing/reading: Music. Cooking. Watching huge amounts of TV. I love my TV dramas and comedies.
Her favorite Muppet and why: Statler and Waldorf because I love a grumpy heckler.
The craziest thing she did when she was 17: _REDACTED_ 🙂
If she could travel anywhere in the world, where she’d go: I do travel all the time but on my list of next visits is St. Petersburg. Rome is my favorite city in the world. It is perfect in every way.
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