Jenny Valentinestudied English literature at Goldsmith's College, which almost made her stop reading but not quite. Her debut novel,Me, the Missing, and the Dead, was a William C. Morris Award finalist and won the prestigious Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the UK under the titleFinding Violet Park. She is also the author ofBroken Soup, a Best Books for Young Adults title. Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children. She lives in Hay-on-Wye, England.