C.J. Skuse Quotes
“I looked down at her – my daughter – her tiny hands pushed up to her chin – fingers splayed like her face was the centre of a flower. This little girl who had grown inside me, against my will, forcing me to feel things I didn’t want to, didn’t think I could. She was part of me. Built of my skin, my bones, my hairs, my nails. She was wound up so tightly within me, I couldn’t untie her now if I wanted to.”
- Born: The United Kingdom.
- Description: C.J. SKUSE is the author of the Young Adult novels PRETTY BAD THINGS, ROCKOHOLIC and DEAD ROMANTIC (Chicken House), MONSTER and THE DEVIANTS (Mira Ink). She 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 lectures in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. C.J. is currently working on adult novel SWEETPEA for HQ/HarperCollins (out April 2017).
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.
You can find C.J. Skuse on Facebook or on Twitter www.twitter.com/CeejaytheAuthor.