Hayley Chewins grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, in a house so full of books that she learnt to read by accident. Hayley studied classical voice for a year before switching to a degree in English Literature and Italian. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a house full of art and music and colour, with her husband and a very small poodle. She believes in two things above all else: the magic of love, and the heroism of sisters. Her debut novel, THE TURNAWAY GIRLS, will release from Candlewick Press and Walker Books on 9 October 2018 (US) and 3 January 2019 (UK). Hayley's work is represented by Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.