Adele Broadbent is a children's author and book reviewer for KidsBooksNZ. She also runs writing workshops in schools. Adele's teen novel Too Many Secrets was nominated for the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2011 and Just Jack was a finalist in the 2012 Awards. Adele has also written a number of other chapter books and articles for the education market. Adele's favourite audience to write for is 'tweens' - children aged 9-13. She lives in Napier with her husband and her two teenage sons.