SHAR DAWS has a master's degree in English and Creative Writing and has contributed research to multiple published books about stars of the 1950s and written dozens of articles in magazines. Alongside writing, she has set up and runs Retro Daisy Vintage, an online clothing boutique. In 2007 and 2012 she helped organise events at the Marilyn Monroe Memorial in LA, which attracted fans from around the globe. She lives in Sussex and is currently working on her next book.