Margaret Clark is one of Australia's most popular writers for young people. She has worked as a teacher and university lecturer and at the Geelong Centre for Alcohol and Drug Dependency. Her novels for older readers include THE BIG CHOCOLATE BAR, FAT CHANCE, HOT OR WHAT, KISS AND MAKE UP, FAMOUS FOR FIVE MINUTES and a trilogy about the Studley family- HOLD MY HAND OR ELSE!, LIVING WITH LEANNE and PULLING THE MOVES. BACK ON TRACK- DIARY OF A STREET KID, NO STANDING ZONE, CARE FACTOR ZERO, and BAD GIRL, four searing novels for young adults, have become bestsellers. Most recently her SECRET GIRLS STUFF, MORE SECRET GIRLS STUFF, and WHAT TO DO WHEN LIFE SUCKS have been hits with her many fans. Her most recent titles FRIENDS FOREVER- A SECRET DIARY BY SARA SWAN (November 2005), SECRET FRIENDS' STUFF (2006) and TROUBLE ON TUESDAYS are current bestsellers. Margaret is a Doctor of Education and travels broadly speaking about her writing. Her books are published in 16 countries.