Hello! I'm the author of The Square Root of Summer, a time-travel-quantum-physics-contemporary-romance YA. I'm also a magazine sub-editor (ELLE, ELLE Collections, ELLE Wedding, InStyle, Livingetc, Marie Claire, Marie Claire Runway, Stylist, Wallpaper*) and proofreader.

The Square Root of Summer lands May 2016 in the US and the UK, followed by Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and Turkey, plus an Audible audiobook. It began first as a memorial to my grandmother, Eileen Reuter, then turned into a love letter to my whole family - a bunch of mathematical German bohemian book-loving weirdos. <3

A brief history of writing: my first piece of journalism was for Just Seventeen magazine, when I was 17. I wrote half my undergrad dissertation at Newcastle University on the romantic parallels between Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For my master's at London College of Fashion, I created an encyclopedia of 1990s teen TV shows. I am trying to write another book - it's California meets Gilmore Girls meets black magic...

A list of likes and interests, old-school Livejournal-style: swimming. Yoga. Emojis. Big sunglasses. Tiny drinking glasses. Junk shops. Goop. Liquid eyeliner. Tacos. Cagoules. Paris. Rain. The sea. Kissing. NYC. Pink. Tindersticks. Pacey Witter. Felt-tip pen. Joan Didion. My cat. Cats generally. Poetry. Flamingos. Moisturiser. Arsenal. Joss Whedon. Kitchen disco. Hamburgers. South London. Perfume. Lidos. Fireplaces. Berlin. Italian painters. Pulp. Bright colours. Wolves. Metallic shoes. Michael Ondaatje. Pastel pink hair. Tiled floors. Midi rings. Boys in spectacles. Bonfires. California. Climbing trees. Candles. Forests. Coffee. Ferns. Love.

To pre-order The Square Root of Summer, check out the Books link. For blogposts, articles and content, please get in touch with UK or US publicity through my Contacts page. For foreign and film rights, my agents' details are there too. If you just want to say hi, or ask questions about writing, magazines, how to get an agent, discuss how unfairly Jen Lindley was treated, etc, holla at me via social media!

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The Square Root of Summer

My heart is a kaleidoscope, and when we kiss it makes my world unravel . . .

Last summer, Gottie's life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason left her - the boy to whom she lost her virginity (and her heart) - and he wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral! This summer, still reeling from twin heartbreaks, Gottie is lost and alone and burying herself in equations. Until, after five years absence, Thomas comes home: former boy next door. Former best friend. Former everything. And as life turns upside down again she starts to experience strange blips in time - back to last summer, back to what she should have seen then . . .

During one long, hazy summer, Gottie navigates grief, world-stopping kisses and rips in the space-time continuum, as she tries to reconcile her first heartbreak with her last.