Author(s): Melissa Keil
Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends. The only problem is she's overlooked a few teeny details: Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared. And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails. And even her latest comic-book creation is misbehaving. Also, the world might be ending - which is providing awkward. As Doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba's life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it's the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.
Melissa Keil is a writer, children's editor and compulsive book-buyer. She has lived in Minnesota, London and the Middle East, and currently resides in her home town of Melbourne. Her debut young adult novel, Life in Outer Space, was published in 2013 - the inaugural winner of the Ampersand Prize, Hardie Grant Egmont's initiative for debut authors. Her follow up title was The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl released in September 2014. Melissa is currently working on her third YA title The Secret Science of Magic to be released in 2017.