Dee Shulman writes in a studio overlooking a school quadrangle that bears a striking resemblance to the one at St Magdalene's, though she swears she hasn't actually seen Eva or Seth crossing it - yet. Dee has a degree in English from York University and went on to study Illustration at Harrow School of Art. She has written and /or illustrated about 50 books, including the popular, highly original My Totally Secret Diary series. She has been translated into many languages, including Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Welsh, Dutch, and Finnish - though she has no idea how accurately! She began writing for children when her own children were small, and despite a diet of sherbet fountains and gummy bears they have insisted on growing up. So her characters have had to grow up with them. Her books have frequently been highly recommended in the press and on radio and she's been shortlisted for numerous awards. Fever is her first book for teenagers, which is surprising considering she lives on a campus with about 760 of them.