Born and raised in 1971 in London, novelist Dorothy Koomson wrote her first (unpublished) work of fiction entitled There Is a Thin Line Between Love and Hate at the age of thirteen. After her studies in Psychology and Journalism at Leeds University and graduate studies in London, she worked as an editor for women’s magazines and national newspapers. In 2003 she debuted with The Cupid Effect (2003), which was followed by a second novel entitled The Chocolate Run in 2004. In 2006 she broke through with My Bestfriend’s Girl, which was selected for the Summer Reads shortlist of the Channel 4 talk show Richard and Judy. She has since published a steady stream of novels, including Marshmallows for Breakfast (2007), Goodnight, Beautiful (2008), The Ice Cream Girls (2010), The Woman He Loved Before (2011), The Rose Petal Beach (2012), The Flavours of Love (2013) and, most recently, That Girl from Nowhere (2015). She currently lives in Brighton.
Kean, Danuta. “Dorothy Koomson interview: On The Ice Cream Girls and being One of Britain's Biggest Black Authors.” The Independent, 2013. www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/dorothy-koomson-interview-on-the-ice-cream-girls-and-being-one-of-britains-biggest-black-authors-8929649.html. Accessed 1 Mar. 2017.