Sarra Manning

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Sarra Manning is an English writer and journalist. She attended the University of Sussex and took up an English with Media Studies degree. She became a freelance writer after submitting her work to Melody Maker. She worked as the entertainment editor for five years of the now-defunct teen magazine J-17. Manning was the editor of Elle Girl (UK edition), then re-launched What To Wear magazine for the BBC and has worked on UK magazines such as Bliss and The Face. She's contributed to ELLE, Seventeen, The Guardian and Details and is a contributing editor to ELLE UK and writes regularly for Grazia, Red and Stella, as well as consulting for a number of British magazine publishers. She has been dubbed the "teen queen extraordinaire" following the release of her hit teen fiction book Guitar Girl, and the popular Diary of a Crush trilogy.

Manning is currently the literary editor of Red magazine, a UK women's magazine.[1]


She has written over twenty five novels, both YA and adult. Her first YA novel, Guitar Girl, was published in 2003. Her first adult novel, Unsticky, was published by Headline in 2009.

Personal life[edit]

She currently lives in North London. She had a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Miss Betsy, and is an advocate for dog adoption.[citation needed]


  • It felt like a Kiss - 2014
  • Guitar Girl - UK, 2003; US, 2004
  • Diary of a Crush 1: French Kiss - UK, 2004; US, 2006
  • Diary of a Crush 2: Kiss and Make Up - UK, 2004 (parts given away with J-17 magazine under the title, Losing It); US, 2006
  • Diary of a Crush 3: Sealed with a Kiss - UK, 2004 (parts given away with J-17 magazine under the title, American Dream); US. 2006
  • Pretty Things - UK & US, 2005
  • Let's Get Lost - UK & US, 2006
  • Fashionistas 1: Laura - UK, 2007
  • Fashionistas 2: Hadley - UK, 2007
  • Fashionistas 3: Irina - UK, 2008
  • Fashionistas 4: Candy - UK, 2008
  • Unsticky - UK, 2009
  • Nobody's Girl - UK, 2010
  • You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - UK, 2011
  • Nine Uses For An Ex-Boyfriend - UK, 2012
  • Adorkable - UK, 2012
  • It Felt Like A Kiss - 2013
  • Diary of a Grace - 2014
  • The Worst Girlfriend In The World - UK, 2014
  • After The Last Dance - UK, 2016
  • London Belongs to Us - UK, 2016
  • The House of Secrets - UK, 2017
  • The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp- UK, 2018


  1. ^ "Sarra Manning". AM Heath Literary Agents. Retrieved 4 March 2019.

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