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Lindsey Kelk is a bestselling British chick lit author, journalist and formerly worked as a children's book editor. She was initially signed up to a three book deal by publishers Harper Collins following the submission of a manuscript for her first novel. She has now had 11 novels published, and two e-books. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
She was inspired to write her first book, "I heart New York", after returning from a holiday to New York City to her home in London, England, and being unable to get over post-vacation blues. She immediately decided that it would be a series of books, each taking in different cities. She found an agent through a roundabout route; having sent out copies of I heart New York to various agents and having received several rejection letters, one agent got in contact with Kelk. However, it transpired that the agent disliked the book and wanted her to work on a different project, and
that she "would have to use a pseudonym because name sounded like a cat being sick". Kelk decided not to sign with the agent and instead asked a friend who worked with book publisher Harper Collins to recommend one. The friend handed a copy of the book to the commercial women’s fiction team, who signed her to a three book deal.
Kelk writes a blog on her website and has written for many women's magazines, including a monthly column for magazine Marie Claire. In 2009 she moved with her full-time job as a children's book editor to New York itself, something she said was following in the footsteps of the lead character from her book series. She currently works as a full-time writer.
I heart New York. London: Harper. 2009.
I heart Hollywood. London: Harper. 2010.
I heart Paris. London: Harper. 2010.
The Single Girl's To Do List. London: Harper. 2011.
Jenny Lopez Has a Bad Week. London: Harper. 2011. (ebook only)
I heart Vegas. London: Harper. 2011.
I heart London. London: Harper. 2012.
About a Girl. London: Harper. 2013.
I heart Christmas. London: Harper. 2013.
What a Girl Wants. London: Harper. 2014.
Jenny Lopez saves Christmas. London: Harper. 2014. (ebook only)
Always the Bridesmaid. London: Harper. 2015.
A Girl's Best Friend. London: Harper. 2015.