sheepasleep edited the overview of Alyson Noël Saturday, June 18, 2011.
I was born and raised in The OC (although I never actually called it that until the TV show), and attended the Richard Nixon Elementary School for two years --- a fact I find both amusing and embarrassing.
After high school, I was desperate to flee suburbia and see the world, so after many trips to Europe I eventually settled in Mykonos, Greece for several years, before moving to Manhattan for several more, where I worked as a Flight Attendant for a major airline and wrote my debut novel, FAKING 19, during long weather delays and boring layovers.
Then one day I was visiting a friend in Newport Beach and I met my husband. And it wasn't long before I'd come full circle, setting up house right back in The OC where I live and write full time.