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Rae Earl - Author

Rae Earl was born in Stamford in Lincolnshire in 1971. Her first book ‘My Mad Fat Diary’, described as ‘Funnier, sadder & ruder than Adrian Mole’ by the Financial Times , was published in 2007. Her ‘Hattie Moore’ series for teens is published by Walker Books. She currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania with her husband & son where she grows carrots very badly.

AS A CHILD

I come from Stamford in Lincolnshire. It’s where a lot of TV and films are shot because it hasn’t changed much in 500 years. My childhood was like most peoples - a mixture of lovely and very odd. Lovely because I spent a lot of time with good friends, music and tadpoles. Odd because I spent a lot of time worrying about everything – like war, murderers and poisonous mushrooms (don’t ask). I was a bit weird. Like we all are.

AS AN ADULT

After school I went to Hull University to study English Literature – which I LOVED. At that point the government actually still gave you money to study – so I GOT PAID to READ BOOKS for 3 years. I then worked in radio for 15 years. Firstly as the person who makes the adverts (all those annoying jingles that stay in your head for DAYS – that’s me!) Secondly as a breakfast presenter. I got to interview lots of famous boy bands and once nearly broke Cheryl Cole’s chair on stage. We don’t talk about that. I got in trouble.

I’ve always written things but most of them were actually slightly rubbish. Or they were about people and I never wanted them to see it. I don’t think I was any good at writing till I was 35 and that was after a lot of practice.

AS AN WRITER

I have a shed in my back garden I go to. It’s full of brilliant things – like a mini stable and horses, loads of stationery and a giant old railway station clock (slight ‘Dr.Who’ vibe). My first book ‘My Mad, Fat Diary’ was published a few years ago. Hattie is my third. My second is potentially the best book ever written since Shakespeare – but I can’t make it work so at the moment it’s just a bit rubbish. I haven’t given up hope though.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Rae Earl

Omg! I'm in Love with a Geek!
Rae Earl
Every detail of Hattie Moore's incredible year is wittily recorded in her diary. The ups and downs of every teenager's life with the complications of being in love, hating school, fighting with siblings and needing to escape from parents. In...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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OMG! is This Actually My Life? Hattie Moore's Unbelievable Year!
Rae Earl
February 2013 Debut of the Month Hattie Moore's diary will delight all those who already revel in the life of Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicholson. Hattie's life is a hilarious catalogue of typical teenage earth-shattering catastrophes most of which relate to...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2013
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