Hello there, my fellow book nerds. I'm Katie, and as you've probably guessed, I love books. I love reading books, collecting books, photographing books, protecting spines of books from being destroyed by family members who borrow them. That kinda thing. I'll read just about anything, but Young Adult is my Zone™.

I used to despise reading when I was younger. No, really, I did. It was only when my parents introduced me to Harry Potter that I fell in love with reading. When I hit my mid-teens, I discovered the fabulous Meg Cabot, and that’s when I really fell into the world of YA.

When I was younger, none of my friends enjoyed reading as I did, so I went looking for other ways to share my book-related thoughts. I started this blog in January 2011 after doing a review for a teen magazine. Setting up The Queen of Teen Fiction has helped me to share my book love with other fiction fanatics, and meet some amazing new people!

I'm a university graduate with a degree in media, focusing on journalism, marketing, and film production. If I'm not hiding away in my bedroom with a book, I can often be tempted outdoors with my camera. The squirrels at my local park are definitely fed up of me prying into their privates lives with a lens. I also like photographing abandoned things, so I'm almost certain I'll be discovered by an axe-murderer whilst sneaking into an abandoned building for the sake of art one day.

In my spare time, I'm a volunteer at my local Oxfam store. It's one of the few Oxfam Original stores in the country, so we deal in a lot of vintage clothes, which ended up being a very bad influence on my because now I can't stop buying vintage clothes. It also has a very impressive book selection, not to be biased.

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you'll probably already know that KPOP consumes approximately 90% of my soul. So if I'm not yelling about books online, I'm probably yelling about my many favourite groups. If you need recs for either, I'm your girl.

As well as reading stories, I also enjoy attempting to write them. I sign up to take part in NaNoWriMo every year, regret it immediately, but persevere regardless. Two of my short stories have been published in an anthology featuring poems, scripts, and stories from new writers, which can be found on Amazon (shameless self-promotion). I also can’t escape writing listicles. Seriously, who doesn’t like lists? I research and write about obscure facts at Listverse and TopTenz.

I love to chat to authors, bloggers, and just book lovers in general, so please feel free to contact me via email or drop me a tweet! If you have any questions, or you’d like to find out any more facts about me and the blog, you can check out the FAQ page here.

Also, I have a dog. Which is the most important thing to know, really.

Email: queenofteenfiction@hotmail.co.uk


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