Lola Jaye was born and raised in London, England, where she still makes her home; she has also lived briefly in Nigeria. By the Time You Read This--Lola's first U.S. novel--was published by HarperCollins in 2009. Her inspirational essay "Reaching for the Stars: How You Can Make Your Dreams Come True," in which she charted her journey from foster child to author, was released in 2009 as part of the U.K.'s wildly popular Quick Reads program.
"A lovely, exuberant tearjerker of a book, perfect for curling up with on a wet afternoon." -- Lisa Jewell"A stunning debut." -- Pride, UK"Filled with useful advice on coping with the ups and downs of life...This is a heartwarming tale of the power of father-daughter love." -- Prima"A thought-provoking, lovely tale that will make you laugh and cry." -- The Sun, UK"Curl up and read immediately...a real tearjerker. After reading this, I felt that every parent should write a manual for their kids, a book of good memories or advice. The book is a reflection of the unconditional love parents have for their children." -- The Herald (South Africa)