Jenny Valentish has been a music journalist for 20 years, first in the UK, then in Australia. Her first novel, Cherry Bomb, with Bulgarian title 'Kuklite' (The Dolls) follows a young band’s crazed trajectory through the music industry.

Jenny grew up in unlovely satellite town of London, where she learned the art of escapism through music. At sixteen she started interviewing musicians and has done so ever since for a variety of newspapers and magazines, becoming editor of Triple J magazine and now Time Out Melbourne. Her creative biography is punctuated by stints as a music publicist, a guitarist and a bassist. Jenny has also been in a bunch of bands herself, but you wouldn't have heard of them.