Pernille Hughes

‘I write funny kissing books, with modern, capable women who have lost their way or can’t catch a break. I believe love and laughter go hand in hand, so that’s what I write.’

Pernille Hughes is a RomCom author and mum, with three novels to date, published by HarperCollins: Ten Years, Probably The Best Kiss In The World and Punch-Drunk Love (formerly published as Sweatpants At Tiffanie’s). Previously her writing has been printed in The Sunday Times and the fabulous SUNLOUNGER summer anthologies. 

Pernille (pronounced Pernilla) studied Film & Literature at uni and took her first job in advertising, having been lured by the temptation of freebies, but left when Status Quo tickets was as good as it got. After a brief spell marketing natural history films, she switched to working in children’s television which for a time meant living in actual Teletubbyland, sharing a photocopier with Laa-Laa.

She grew up in Hertfordshire but now lives just inside Buckinghamshire, sharing a photocopier with her husband and their four spawn. 

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