Here at Chicken House we love a good spooky read – something that you can read by candlelight (from a candle in a pumpkin, no less), curled up in an armchair on October 31st. So sit back, grab a copy of one of our fave spooky novels and prepare to feel all the chills … (more…)
C.J. Skuse was born in 1980 in Weston-super-Mare, England. She has first-class degrees in Creative Writing and Writing for Children and, aside from writing novels, works as a freelance children’s fiction consultant and lectures in Writing for Children at Bath Spa University. C.J. loves: Masterchef, Gummy Bears and murder sites. She hates: carnivals, hard-boiled eggs and coughing.
The movies Titanic, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Ruby Sparks were all probably based on her ideas; she just didn't get to write them down in time. Before she dies, she would like to go to Japan, try clay-pigeon shooting and have Ryan Gosling present her with the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
C.J. Skuse takes chick lit to pieces and stitches it together with a sharp comic touch.
Camille wants to find the perfect boy, with an athlete's body and a poet's brain. But when she's rejected at her new college party, she knows there isn't a boy alive who'll ever measure up. Enter Zoe, her brilliant but strange best friend, who takes biology homework to a whole new level. She can create Camille's dream boy, but can she make him love her?
Dead Romantic is a new take on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.