Barbara Jacobs is a psychologist, agony aunt, broadcaster and lecturer in creative writing. She is the author of eight novels for young adults, including the award-winning Stick. As one of the most respected advice columnists in the UK she has written regular columns for Girl, Now, Good Health and LivingTV's website. She has had her own radio phone-in show on Heart FM and is a frequent guest and contributor to many radio and television programmes, including The Time...The Place, Esther and Food for Thought. Barbara lives in Leicester and has a son, Luke.