We call romance tropes cliché, until we realise that we’ve never seen two prom queens share a kiss, or the school football hero take off the nerdy boy’s glasses and tell him how gorgeous he looks

Birdie Milano – Daily Express

Before writing her first novel, Birdie dabbled in the theatre, sold books at Waterstones, taught drama classes for children, and dispensed romantic advice to internet daters. She studied at two universities cunningly disguised as stately homes, taking a BA in Creative and Professional Writing at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, and gaining first-class degrees in between looking for secret passageways and dodging peacocks.

Birdie is pro-body positivity and anti-bullying, and believes in kindness above all things. She lives in Surrey, where she writes despite the best interruptive efforts of her pets, Ziggy Starcat and Moppet the Wonder Dog. Her first novel, BOY MEETS HAMSTER, was published by Macmillan Children’s Books in 2018. The follow up, BOY MEETS GHOUL, will be out at Halloween 2019.

Birdie is available for talks, school visits and opinion pieces on writing creatively, writing for young people, LGBTQ+ and body positivity inclusivity in children’s literature, writing comedy, writing romance and more.

Contact: birdiemailing@gmail.com

Agent: Molly Ker Hawn

“In future, lets hope romances where two girls kiss as climactic music swells or the male lead wins the heart of the boy next door in time for the happy ending can be considered just as cliché.”

Birdie Milano – Daily Express