Krystal will be joining us for a signing session at 6pm in the Signing Hall.
Krystal was born and raised in Townsville, in the humid tropics of far northern Australia. Since moving to Sydney in 2011, she’s also lived in Amsterdam and Hong Kong, (though she speaks neither Dutch nor Cantonese). Before her book deal, she worked as an editor at her university’s student magazine, and as a foreign correspondent for Hijacked, one of Australia’s largest youth culture websites.
Growing up, she never dreamed of being a writer. She wanted to be a) a florist, then b) a volcanologist, then c) an actress. It wasn’t until shortly after her 18th birthday that she sat down to write her first (terrible) novel. Later, she moved on to her debut novel, Our Chemical Hearts. Nonetheless, she’s notoriously bad at explaining what it’s about, except to say that it involves the terribly tragic and awful experience of falling in love for the first time.
Krystal has no pets and no children, but in Amsterdam she owned a Dutch bicycle called Kim Kardashian. It was somewhat difficult to get along with; she was fond of it regardless.
Henry Page, a hopeless romantic and film buff, is smitten as soon as Grace Town walks into his classroom. But Grace – who looks in need of a good bath, is dressed in guy’s clothing, and walks with a cane – is unlike any leading lady he’s ever obsessed over. And when Henry and Grace are both offered positions as editors of their high school newspaper, the mystery of Grace begins to captivate him. Why does she visit a graveyard every afternoon? What secret does she keep locked away in her bedroom? Above all, why is Grace Town so deeply sad? Before he knows it, Henry is sure that he is the one to unlock her happiness. But Grace is capricious, changeable, infuriating, and, above all, damaged. Henry will need to be the strongest he has ever been to survive this particular love story.