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24, 1986
Kingston, England
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24, 1986 (age 35)
Kingston, England


Author and blogger best recognized for penning the debut duology The Oathbreaker's Shadow and The Shadow's Curse. She then released the first novel in the Potion series, known in the UK as The Potion Diaries and in the US as Madly in the summer of 2015.

Before Fame

She graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in English, specializing in old English and medieval literature. She then spent several years working in publishing for HarperVoyager and Random House.


She is a passionate traveler and has been known to blog about her adventures on her self-titled website.

Family Life

She moved to Ottawa, Canada at the age of eleven. Her maiden name is McCulloch. She married David Alward in September of 2014.

Associated With

While working as an editor for Random House, she published Zoe Sugg's Girl Online and worked on its followup Girl Online: On Tour.