Sarra Manning says: "I suppose I really started the process that led to writing Guitar Girl when I was sixteen. I'd entertain myself with long, incredibly detailed day-dreams about how I would form a critically acclaimed band and change the world with my amazing, insightful lyrics and beautiful vintage dresses. Oh, and that I'd have my pick from the legions of tousle-haired, smirky boys that would watch our gigs. "But when I actually sat down to write Guitar Girl, it became obvious that though tousle-haired, smirky boys are a fine thing, as is critical acclaim, this was really a story about the two big loves of my life: being a girl, and those wonderful songs that become as much a part of you as the color of your eyes or the way you eat yogurt." Guitar Girl is Sarra Manning's debut novel. Her varied career has included a long stint as entertainment editor of J17 magazine. More recently she was the editor of teen fashion bible Elle Girl and is currently working as a consultant for a number of major UK magazines, including Bliss, The Face, and J17. Ms. Manning lives in London with her white Scottie dog, Frank Sinatra.Manning, Sarra is the author of 'Guitar Girl', published 2005 under ISBN 9780142403181 and ISBN 0142403180.