Abby grew up in Sussex, England and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She began writing at college, and graduated to work as a music journalist and entertainment critic; drawing on her loves of pop culture, film and feminism. She is now a full-time novelist and screen-writer in Los Angeles, California.
Writing as Abigail Haas, she is the author of two YA thriller novels: Dangerous Girls (Simon Pulse), and Dangerous Boys (Simon & Schuster UK). She has also penned several novels as Abby McDonald: the young adult books ‘Sophomore Switch’; ‘Boys, Bears & a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots’; ‘The Anti-Prom’; ‘Getting Over Garrett Delaney’; and ‘Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood’ (Candlewick Press); and the adult titles ‘The Popularity Rules’ and ”The Liberation of Alice Love’ (Random House).
Writing as Melody Grace, her self-published Beachwood Bay romance series has become an international bestseller, spending several weeks on the USA Today bestseller lists, scoring over 1 million downloads, and charting at #1 on iBooks around the world.
Her work has received starred reviews, been translated into five different languages, won national awards, and been optioned for TV and movies.
She is twenty-nine years old.