Introducing Sophie Kinsella, the new featured author of Spa Week Daily’s Book Club. Don’t miss our LIVE CHAT with her later this month! We must admit that we’re a little bit star-struck over the new Featured Author of Spa Week Daily’s Book Club, and for good reason! Not only are we huge fans of Sophie Kinsella’s wildly popular novels, but this successful author has even seen one of her books made into a movie! Yet, while Sophie’s hilarious novels have made her into a household name, her road to success wasn’t always easy. In fact, Sophie began her career as a financial journalist after studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at The University of Oxford, but at 24-years-old she realized she wanted to be an author. “To be honest, [financial journalism] was the only job I could get. I didn’t really have a game plan. And then it just hit me that actually, I want to make it up. I was reading paperbacks on the way to work, thinking that’s what I want to do,” Sophie told The Guardian of her early ambitions. “And I thought, I can tell a story like this.” Sophie’s decision paid off, and she first found success as an author under her given name, Madeleine Wickham. Seven critically claimed novels later, Sophie took a risk that would ultimately catapult her career as an author to new heights. Not knowing whether the witty romantic comedy covering a haphazard heroine would be well-received by her publishers, she penned Confessions of a Shopaholic under the pseudonym Sophie Kinsella. As they say, the rest is history, and Sophie has since seen huge success from her 11 subsequent novels (six of which are standalones). Sophie’s latest book Wedding Night is filled with hilariously awkward moments, totally relatable scenarios and an irresistible love story. The perfect summer read, Wedding Night will keep readers entertained for hours, and you can click here to read our review! Don’t forget to check back with Spa Week Daily’s Book Club to find out when our LIVE CHAT with Sophie is later this month! Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.