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By Gabrielle Tozer
Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins Publishers imprint)
ISBN 978 0 7322 9705 3 (pbk)
ISBN 978 1 7430 9948 3 (ebook)
Josie Browning dreams of having it all. A stellar academic record, an amazing journalism career – and for her current crush to realise she actually exists. The only problem? Josie can’t get through twenty-four hours without embarrassing her sister Kat or her best friend Angel, let alone herself.
Josie’s luck changes though when she lands an internship at the glossy fashion magazine Sash. A coveted columnist job is up for grabs, but Josie’s got some tough competition in the form of two other interns. Battle lines are drawn and Josie quickly learns that the magazine industry is far from easy, especially under the reign of powerful editor, Rae Swanson.
From the lows of coffee-fetching and working 10-hour days, to the highs of mingling with celebrities, scoring endless free beauty products (plus falling for her cousin’s seriously gorgeous flatmate James) this is one year Josie will never forget.
Totally fresh and funny, this debut novel from industry insider Gabrielle Tozer reveals just what is behind the seeming glamour and sparkle of the magazine industry.
PRAISE FOR THE INTERN
“The gloss, the glamour… the treachery! Tozer nails the bittersweet world of women’s magazines in this sassy coming-of-age story.” Jessica Parry, Cosmopolitan deputy editor
“I loved this fun, cheeky read, as well as the genuine heart at its core. I refused to put it down.” Lauren Smelcher Sams, Cosmopolitan associate editor and former Girlfriend deputy editor
“I was totally hooked within the first few pages … I’d call it a YA version of The Devil Wears Prada but I’d be doing The Intern a disservice.” Tiffany Dunk, former DOLLY editor
‘It is an upbeat tale with a loveable heroine who is both physically clumsy and academically clever, which sets it apart from the usual teen fantasy fare.’ Kerryn Goldsworthy, Sydney Morning Herald
‘Funny and entertaining with an element of real-life challenges and issues, The Intern is smart chick-lit for mid-teens and older.’
Susan Whelan, Kids’ Book Review
The Intern is a page turner that left me wanting more of Tozer’s work.’
JJ McConnachie, NZ Booklovers
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gabrielle Tozer is an author, journalist and copywriter from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Since moving to Sydney almost a decade ago, she has worked as a managing editor, deputy editor, chief subeditor, senior features writer and freelancer for publications including DOLLY, Girlfriend, Cosmopolitan, Bride to Be, TV WEEK, DisneyGiRL, Disney Adventures, The Canberra Times and Mamamia. Gabrielle’s writing has also appeared in the creative anthologies Take It As Red and GOfish and she is a previous winner of the ABC’s Heywire competition. More recently, she appeared as a special guest at the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Children’s Festival of Moving Stories and was writer-in-residence for the State Library of Victoria’s Inside A Dog program. When Gabrielle is not churning out her next novel (yes, that’s why she hasn’t brushed her hair for a while), she loves tweeting, chocolate and watching too much television.