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What secrets were your fave authors spilling in their teen diaries? Get a sneak peak at Lisa Williamson’s and Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s!


YALC is fast approaching and we’re getting ridiculously excited. And even more exciting, we’ve got a little preview of easily one of the coolest panels happening over the weekend – My Teen Diary – where a bunch of author are going to read from their actual, real teenage diaries. It’s gonna be excellent.

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So have a sneak peek in the teen lives of some of your faves!

Deirdre Sullivan's diary
Deirdre Sullivan’s diary

“[Name redacted 1] found out that [name redacted 2] cheated on her eight times!! She is understandably pissed off and THERE SHALL BE SCORNING. (You go girl.)

Also, she was with [name redacted 3] AGAIN. (If his sister found out there would be trouble- I think that whole situation is a little silly. She doesn’t even particularly like the guy…is that worth risking a best friendship for?)

I think not!”

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Close up of Deirdre Sullivan’s diary entry.
Lisa Williamson diary
Lisa Williamson’s diary

“Thurs 11th Dec 1997:

Panto dress rehearsal today. Matt showed me his toes. They’re seriously weird. Is this an indication of anything? Probably not. I saw him in his undergarments. Blue and white boxer shorts. A few weeks ago I’d have been really excited by this.”

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Jenny McLachlan’s diary.
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Close up of Jenny McLachlan’s diary.
Liz Flanagan's diary
Liz Flanagan’s diary
HRH diary
Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s diary

“However hard people say being a successful actor is, to me it seems easier than getting someone to fall in love with me. Is that awful, to think that being famous will make up for being a virgin spinster?”

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Jamie Scallion’s diary.
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Close up of Jamie Scallion’s diary entry.

The My Teen Diary session is taking place at 5pm on the Friday of YALC – see you there!

Share embarrassing bits from your teen diaries with us at @maximumpopbooks!

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