Abby McDonald

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Abby McDonald is the pen name for British author Abigail Haas.[1] She has written twelve novels.[2][3] She was born in England but now lives in Los Angeles. Abby grew up in Sussex and went on to study Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University.[4][5][6] She has written under her real name, pen name Abby McDonald, and has as Melody Grace, self-published her Beachwood Bay series. The series became a USA Today and international bestseller series before she revealed she was the author.[7][8][9] She is also one of the writers for Netflix series Bridgerton,[10] and is a staff writer for the show. [11]

Published works[edit]

  • Summer of Love
  • L.A. Lovestory
  • Dangerous Boys (Simon & Schuster UK) (as Abigail Haas)
  • Dangerous Girls (Simon Pulse) (as Abigail Haas)
  • Sophomore Switch (Candlewick Press) (published as Life Swap in the UK)
  • Boys, Bears & a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots (Candlewick Press)
  • The Anti-Prom (Candlewick Press)
  • Getting Over Garrett Delaney (Candlewick Press)
  • Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood (Candlewick Press)
  • The Popularity Rules
  • The Liberation of Alice Love (Random House)



  1. ^ "Abigail Haas".
  2. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (9 December 2016). "Tooley Prods Snaps Up 'Pics Or It Didn't Happen' Spec By Abby McDonald". Deadline. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Abby McDonald books and biography | Waterstones". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  4. ^ "About". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Abigail Haas LBA Literary Agents".
  6. ^ Elisabeth Donnelly (12 August 2014). ""It's About Connecting With the Darkness": Thriller Authors Elizabeth Little and Abigail Haas on Writing Complicated Women". Flavorwire.
  7. ^ "Author Melody Grace reveals her true identity". Hypable. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Melody Grace wraps up Beachwood Bay with 'Unforgettable'". Happy Ever After. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Beachwood Bay Series by Melody Grace". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  10. ^ Abigail McDonald [@abbywritesbooks] (26 December 2020). "Such a thrill to see my credit onscreen for Episode 4! Dukes, dancing, and duels, oh my 😉 #bridgertonsonnetflix #bridgertonnetflix #bridgerton". Archived from the original on 26 December 2021 – via Instagram.
  11. ^ "Abby McDonald".
  12. ^ "Abby McDonald".

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