Rosie Rushton began her career as a feature writer for a local paper. STAYING COOL, SURVIVING SCHOOL was her first book, published by Piccadilly Press in 1993. After writing another non-fiction title, YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND, I HATE YOU!, Rosie turned to fiction. A conversation with Piccadilly turned to embarrassing parents and The Leehampton Quartet was born. Rosie lives in Moulton, Northamptonshire. She is a school governor of a new secondary school is a Reader in the Church of England. Her hobbies are: tracing her family history to see who she can blame for her dottiness, fine wine and food - an interest to which her buttocks bear evidence - travelling the world, being with her grandchildren, walking, theatre, reading and all things Indian. In the future she wants to write a TV drama for teenage audiences, visit Kathmandu, write the novel that has been pounding in her brain for years but has never quite got to the keyboard, and learn to slow down and smell the roses.