Be careful what you wish for!
Chantelle 'Channy' Allen is just about enduring her slightly bored teenage existence - trying not to die of embarrassment every time her parents' Abba tribute band perform a cringing medley of hits in front of all her friends...
But then Channy finds out something that turns her world upside down; something that makes perfect sense, but at the same time seems utterly ridiculous. Something that Channy is intent on investigating - despite the distraction of gorgeous French exchange student Antoine.
Channy's about to learn a valuable life lesson: sometimes curiosity is a dangerous thing...
A humorous, light-hearted story with funny, real and SHALLOW characters (Taking the Plunge). A must read! - Hannah, 12, Chicklish website
Electra is a really likeable character with a great outlook on life. She feels very believable, and even though she worries about the big things in life, the shallow things still get to her. - Write Away, website
One for all teenage girls to read (Out of My Depth). I highly recommend it! - Kirsty Scard, Waterstones
We love her! - Mizz on Electra Brown
Helen Bailey was born and brought up in Northumberland, a county she always regarded as home.
Barely into her teens, Helen invested her pocket money in buying a copy of The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook and spent the next few years sending short stories and poems to anyone she could think of. Much to her surprise, she sometimes found herself in print.
After a degree in science, Helen worked in the media, running a successful London-based character licensing agency handling internationally renowned properties such as Snoopy, Felicity Wishes, Dilbert and Zorro.
Helen died in 2016, leaving behind a significant body of work. She is best known for her Electra Brown series, of which the first is 'Life in the Shallow End'.