Adele Parks was born in Teesside, NE England. After graduating from Leicester University, where she studied English Language and Literature, Adele worked in advertising and as a management consultant. She published her first novel, Playing Away, in 2000; that year the Evening Standard identified Adele as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch’. Prolific, Adele has published eighteen novels in eighteen years, all of which have been bestsellers. She’s sold over three and a half million copies of her work in the UK alone and is also translated into 26 different languages. She writes numerous articles and short stories for national magazines and newspapers and often appears on radio and TV talking about her work and related matters. Adele has written fifteen contemporary novels in various genres, her latest being I Invited Her In, which reached number 2 in the Times Bestseller lists. She has also written two historical novels, Spare Brides and If You Go Away which look at issues surrounding WW1 including the ‘surplus’ women following the war and the plight of conscientious objectors. Adele is passionate in her belief that reading is a basic right. She is an Ambassador for the charities The Reading Agency and The National Literacy Trust.