Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel, PLAYING AWAY, in 2000; which was the debut bestseller of that year. Adele has gone on to publish nine novels in nine years, and all of her novels have been top ten bestsellers. Since 2006 Adele has been an official spokeswoman for World Book Day. Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London. Until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. They are currently building their dream home. She's a trustee of Guildford Book Festival.