About the Author, C.J. Daugherty
A former crime reporter, political writer and investigative journalist, I’ve worked for several US newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News, and Reuters.
I quit journalism when I discovered travel writing was easier and would allow me to stay in posh hotels for free. I’ve written several books about travel for Time Out and Frommers.
In between book projects I worked for the British government. But that’s a long story.
Night School was my first novel. I wrote it all in one long, warmish English summer. The Night School series is now being translated into nineteen languages. That fact amazes me.
A short, fun interview
Here’s a short video interview – it’s only 90 seconds long! – with me about how I came up with the idea for the Night School series and my advice for aspiring writers.
All you need to know about me
I like coffee, tacos, honeysuckle, red wine, Buffy, Game of Thrones, Dorothy Parker, F Scott Fitzgerald, the 1920s in general, Champagne, Firefly, and reading, reading, reading…
I hate flying, night clubs, traffic jams and leaf blowers.
A Texan by birth, I am now British by an act of Her Majesty The Queen. Or something like that.
I write in my home in the south of England, where I live with my husband, the filmmaker Jack Jewers (who makes my book trailers), and a small menagerie of pets. And when I say ‘small’ I mean ‘not very small’.