Rebecca Denton

Agent:  Hattie Grunewald

Biography: Rebecca is 39 years old, lives in Hackney with a one year old, a trumpet, 2 guitars, a keyboard, and several vintage computer game consoles. She spent her career traveling the world making Music TV for MTV and Channel 4, and wrangling young adult audiences for the BBC and ITV. She’s worked with Iggy Pop, MIA, Kaiser Chiefs, Sonic Youth, Jack White, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Klaxons to name just a few. She has now turned that dab hand to writing racy tales of rock n roll for Young Adults.

Her first novel, THIS BEATS PERFECT, is a contemporary YA novel about a girl who gets to know the lead singer of a famous boyband, to be published by Atom Books in February 2017.

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THIS BEATS PERFECT Contemporary YA, 336 pages Atom, Feb 2017 Amelie Ayres has impeccable taste in music. Bowie. Bush. Bob. So when she finds herself backstage at The Keep's only UK gig she expects to hate it; after all they are the world's most tragic band. But when lead singer, 'Maxx', is not dressed up as a cross between Elvis and a My Little Pony, he is actually rather normal, talented and has creative struggles not too dissimilar to her own. Immaculate's a concept. Flawless is fake. But just sometimes music - and hearts - can rock a perfect beat.

THIS BEATS PERFECT

Contemporary YA, 336 pages
Atom, Feb 2017

Amelie Ayres has impeccable taste in music. Bowie. Bush. Bob. So when she finds herself backstage at The Keep's only UK gig she expects to hate it; after all they are the world's most tragic band. But when lead singer, 'Maxx', is not dressed up as a cross between Elvis and a My Little Pony, he is actually rather normal, talented and has creative struggles not too dissimilar to her own. Immaculate's a concept. Flawless is fake. But just sometimes music - and hearts - can rock a perfect beat.