A group of 9 and 10 girls will be meeting Simmone Howell during English Week thanks to the Peninsula Festival of Arts and Ideas. Simmone is the author of popular books for young adults Notes from the teenage underground and Everything beautiful. Simmone is not sure when she decided to become a writer, but has always loved writing. She had her first poem published when she was twelve. Between 1998 and 2002 she self-published sme books with friends from RMIT.Her interests include hand-built houses, cult fiction Hollywood in the twenties, beachcombing and book trafficking.