Under the pen name of Abigail Haas, Abby McDonald’s first YA thriller, ‘Dangerous Girls’, was published by Simon and Schuster in July 2013 and Abby’s second thriller, Dangerous Boys, will be published in August 2014.
Abby grew up in Sussex, England and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She began writing at college, and graduated to work as a music journalist and entertainment critic; drawing on her loves of pop culture, film and feminism, and interviewing acts as diverse as LeAnn Rimes, The Kings of Leon, and Marilyn Manson. She is now a full-time novelist and screen-writer.
She is the author of five young adult novels: ‘Sophomore Switch’; ‘Boys, Bears & a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots’; ‘The Anti-Prom’; ‘Getting Over Garrett Delaney’; and ‘Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood’. Her work has received starred reviews, been translated into four different languages, won national awards, and been optioned for TV and movies.
Abby also writes for adults. ‘The Popularity Rules’ and ”The Liberation of Alice Love’ were published in 2011 by Sourcebooks (US).
After spells in Montreal and London, Abby recently moved to Los Angeles, where she is enjoying blue skies, drive-thru everything, and an abundance of frozen yoghurt.
Abby’s US agent is Rebecca Friedman (www.rfliterary.com).